Sep 18, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT
The NHLPA is restoring insurance coverage for players and their families after the league canceled it on Sept. 16, USA Today’s Kevin Allen reports.
Players must meet one or more of the following requirements to receive coverage, according to Allen:
- Spent at least 70 days on an active NHL roster last season.
- Appeared in 160 career regular season games or more. (Backup goalies included.)
- Under contract with an NHL team next season.
Players who signed contracts with other pro leagues will need to seek their own coverage, however.
The NHLPA has also reportedly arranged to increase career-ending disability payments. Allen reports that the payouts range from $75K to $370K.
More financial fallout from the lockout
- Report: Plotnikov paid $500K to get out of KHL contract 11
- Philadelphia signs ’15 first rounder Provorov 10
- Brandon Saad brings championship experience to Blue Jackets 22
- Sharks sign Joel Ward to three-year deal 24
- Sabres lock up O’Reilly through 2022-23 73
- Locked in: Columbus signs Saad to six-year, $36M deal 27
- Oilers sign McDavid to entry-level contract 29
- ‘Hawks would like to re-sign Oduya, but still working through ‘financial hurdles’ 17
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick 73
- Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation 66
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad; Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick (73)