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Asked Aug 1, 2022 by Daniel Z
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Price Recapture?

If Carey Price were to retire during this offseason, would Montreal be on the hook for recapture as they gained a SIGNIFICANT cap advantage the first two seasons of his current contract of 4.5M each year?


Aug 1, 2022

No, only long-term contracts signed prior to the 2013 CBA can potentially trigger a recapture cap hit. As Carey Price signed his contract in 2017, there are no recapture consequences if he retires.

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