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Taxi Squad

Special for the 2020-2021 season, each team will have a Taxi Squad. The taxi squad will have a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 players. Taxi squad players are treated like being in the minors for purposes of waivers and salary cap.  If a player needs waivers to go to minors, they require waivers to be on the taxi squad. Just like the minors, the first $1.075M (burying threshold) of a player on the taxi squad does not count against the cap.