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The salary cap is a tool to keep team expenses down, as teams cannot exceed a certain payroll. Conversely a salary floor is a tool to keep team expenses up. The most significant flirt with the salary floor has been the Dallas Stars. The team is going through bankruptcy and is trying to keep expenses down. They had a bit of a crisis when Sean Avery was sent to the minors by the New York Rangers. The Rangers had claimed Avery from the Stars on re-entry waivers and as such the Stars had half of his salary cap hit ($1.9375 million) count toward them. With Avery in the minors his salary cap hit disappeared and Dallas was in salary floor difficulty. They got short term relief when Adam Pardy was injured. This allowed Philip Larsen onto their roster. The problem is Pardy is expected to come back soon.
The solution was to trade for Eric Nystrom from the Minnesota Wild, but to do it in the way to make his salary cap hit as big as possible.
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