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Posted January 28, 2018 - 05:29 PM


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Teams now have the possibility to place injured players on the injured reserve list. By doing so the player’s salary will not be counted against the team’s salary cap. This will allow the team to either recall a player from the affiliate or to sign a replacement from the free agent list. All players assigned to the injured reserve list must spend a minimum of 5 days on the list before being activated. Once the player is healthy he must be activated within another 5 days else he will be eligible for waivers (see below).
In order to free cap space teams may place up to 3 players on waivers. Waived players will not count their salary against the team’s salary cap and they will not be able to play games for the team while being placed on the waivers. All waived players are available for free transfer to any other team who are willing to acquiring the player’s contract. 
Interested teams then have the possibility to put in a claim for the player. If more than one team puts in a claim then a lottery will decide which team that gets the player. The worse the league position the better the chance in the lottery. The lottery is held (and transfer) at the end of the next day after the first claim.
Waived players are available for claim to any team that would be eligible to trade for the player. All waived players may be found on the transfer page by using the search panel.
Players with entry level contracts can not be waived.
There are some important differences between the current waivers in GPHM and how things work in the NHL. In GPHM a player won’t need to clear waivers before being sent down to the affiliate. All 2-way players may still be moved up and down the affiliate without any restrictions. And 1-way players still can’t be sent down to the affiliate even if being placed on the waiver list.


Posted August 05, 2018 - 10:21 AM


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Hi, Dwreck here. New player as of yesterday. What is the benefit of placing a player on waivers, vs. just releasing them? Is there a limit to the number of players I can release, like there is for waivers?


Posted August 05, 2018 - 10:48 AM


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Hi Dwreck!


It depends on how long the contracts is on the player you releasing.


If he got years left on the contract half of his salary will be locked for the duration of the contract.


This will not happen if the player got a "lower league contract." If so you can just release him without any "penalties"


If you put him on the waivers and someone "pick him up" you are released from his contract.



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Posted August 05, 2018 - 02:02 PM


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hey Dwreck


welcome to fishbowl.  Let me add this you can have up to 3 players on waivers and you will have immediate contract relief for a player on waivers without penalty.  This can be really helpful on a bad one year contract in that you are not stuck with 50% of contact for the season by dropping the player.   Obviously this is helpful on multi year contracts for the same reasons.   Personally I hate dead money and do everything possible to avoid having any.


Good luck!




Posted January 31, 2019 - 12:34 AM


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I have a player that i might like to put on waivers...but i can't.  i am not offered the choice on his drop down menu.  Nothing different about him-age, contract, length-anything reason that i can see why he would be different from anybody else...and i'm not maxed out on waivers-he would be my 3rd, but others offer the possibility-just not him


Posted February 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM


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Is he still on trade lock?

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