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Asked Oct 9, 2023 by John
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Juniors eligible players put on IR

How does player salary work for a player who goes on IR at the end of training camp, who has already signed an entry level deal but is still juniors eligible (i.e. Dumais)? Does he draw an NHL salary since the NHL club is the one who put him on IR or does he only get his juniors wage since he hasn’t played a regular season game at the NHL level?

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Jan 9, 2024

If a player gets injured at training camp, they receive their NHL salary for the period they are injured. Once they're healthy, they could be assigned to juniors, and they would no longer receive the salary.

 

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