Found April 07, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
In the regular season, teams are limited to 23 players on their roster and they must keep their total payroll below the salary cap.  Neither of these rules remain true in playoff time and teams tend to skirt the rules to exceed both of these limits come the start of the playoffs.  No team is doing it as blatantly as the Vancouver Canucks this season.  Injured Canuck players who have been on long term injured reserve and were not healthy enough to play in game 82 will be healthy for game one of the playoffs.  This includes Daniel Sedin, Keith Ballard and Aaron Volpatti.  Their term on the LTIR allowed the Canucks to exceed the salary cap by their salaries during the regular season.  When they return during the playoffs there is no more salary cap to worry about. Continue reading "The Canucks Prepare For Playoffs"
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