Found October 06, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
The Dallas Stars are going through bankruptcy and as a result have limited financial resources.  Their finances are being run by the NHL.  They planned to run a team with a low payroll that is not very far above the NHL salary floor of $48.3 million but have had a monkey wrench thrown at their efforts.  Sean Avery was still in the Dallas Stars salary cap calculation even though he was a member of the New York Rangers because they lost him via re-entry waivers.  As punishment for trying to bring a player to the NHL who had been making above a minor league maximum salary and having him claimed by another team, the Dallas Stars had to pay half his salary and have half of his salary cap hit assigned to them.  The Rangers got Avery at half price as a result.  This happened in 2009.  For the remainder of his contract, Dallas would pay half of Sean Avery’s way.  The contract ends in 2012.  Dallas used the $1.9375 million salary cap hit they got from Avery to stay above the salary floor. ...
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