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Muzz grievance decision expected in late February

Posted By Joe Haggerty On January 24, 2009 @ 12:30 pm In General | No Comments

MONTREAL, Quebec — A continuation of a grievance hearing involving Glen Murray [1] and the NHLPA that began in mid-January has been scheduled for February 12-13, and — according to NHLPA Exec. Director Paul Kelly — an arbitration ruling is likely to come down 7-10 days following the days of hearings.

Murray was bought out of his contract this summer, but the team was still on the hook for a $1.38 million salary cap hit this season and next. The NHL [2] CBA rules prohibit teams from buying out injured players, and Murray’s representation is now claiming that the veteran forward was injured at the time of the buy-out. The team could be on the hook for the $4.15 million owed to Murray in actual salary. A positive ruling for Murray could, however, potentially open up roughly $1.4 million in salary cap space for the Bruins next season.

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