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Asked Oct 19, 2018 by Katherine
NHL Team Cap Hit for Suspensions

When players are suspended and forfeiting their salary, do they still count against the cap?  

Oct 19, 2018

When players are suspended for on-ice events, this is considered "supplemental discipline" and their cap hit still counts against the cap while they're suspended. When they're suspended for off-ice events, like with Austin Watson (domestic violence) and Nate Schmidt (failed drug test), they do not count against the Cap during their suspension (CBA Section 50.10.c).