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Friedman reports NHL investigating Golden Knights on salary cap cheating

Published March 11, 2024 at 8:39

It's become a familiar story with several teams in the NHL over the issue of players who have been placed on long term injury reserve at a key moment just prior to the trade deadline. Tampa, Toronto and other have been accused of this but there has been one team in particular who has done it repeatedly.

As Elliotte Friedman reported duing his Saturday Headlines segment on HNIC, The Vegas Golden Knights are back in the spotlight again as they placed Mark Stone on LITR and were able to acquire Noah Hanifin, Tomas Hertl and Anthony Mantha to bolster their roster.

According to Capfriendly.com, the Golden Knights hold a cap hit of 98.6 million with all injury and long term injury reserve players included but still shows themselves as cap compliant.

He states that a couple of managers are not in agreement of this tactic and feel more needs to be looked at. As stated in the tweet, since there are no rules to block teams from doing this, it's allowed to sit Stone till game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs where the salary cap does not come into effect.

Stone has had injury trouble for the past number of years including a crippled back and now a lacerated spleen. He has been listed as out for the rest of the season and is week to week.

Now NHL fans wait to see if Stone will make his appearance at the right time to help the Golden Knights raise their second Stanley Cup.
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Friedman reports NHL investigating Golden Knights on salary cap cheating

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