Lil Help with league rules here from somone more Knowlegable then me.... if Brown/Army/Lupul out from Injury can we have a call up(s) that does not effect that stupid 4 player call up rule.... might be cuz I have too much on my desk at the moment but cannot seem to get my head around it....
Alright lets break it down for you
Currently our roster carries 14 forwards, 7 D, and 2 Goalies
If at any time our roster drops below 12 forwards, 6 D or 2 Goalies, we are entitled an emergency call-up (from anyone in our system) that is outside the "4 call up rule," and exempt from waivers for the purpose of bringing our roster back to the league minimum (of 12 forward, 6 D and 2 Goalies) but as soon as one of our injured roster members becomes healthy that emergency call up must be returned to his AHL (or ECHL or Junior) Club.
So since Army, Brown and Lupul are out for us that lowers our roster to 11 forwards and we're allowed to recall any one forward in the system to push us back to 12. We've chosen Ashton, As soon as any of those forwards (Brown, Army or Lupul) are available for game duty, Ashton must immediately be returned to the Marlies.
This can get confusing if there are multiple injuries. Say for instance Army, Brown, Lupul, Komi and Schenn were injured for us. We'd be reduced to 11 forwards and 5 D, and we'd be allowed to recall 1 forward and 1 D on an emergency basis. Now say that Army and Lupul returned from injury, we'd have to send our called up forward back down, but even though we got two players back we would still only have 5 D and we'd retain the Dman we called up.
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