Ask The Capologist

Have a question about the NHL Salary Cap, CBA, or want to know how transactions happen in the NHL? Ask PuckPedia’s capologist. Browse by topic

NHL Salary Cap Topics > Emergency Roster Rules

Emergency Roster Rules

if a team has less than 20 players and less than $850K (minimum salary of $750K + $100K) cap space to call up a player, they must play 1 game with less than 20 players, and then they can call up a player with a Cap Hit of $850K or less and are permitted to exceed the cap for that player until an injured player returns. 

What do you think?