Sep 18, 2012, 11:15 PM EST
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
- Ryan Murray has knee surgery, likely done for season 1
- Washington finally signs top prospect Kuznetsov 31
- Roberto Luongo records the shutout in first game back with Panthers 29
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack 64
- Canucks’ Kassian gets three games for boarding Dillon 27
- TGIF: Why Lightning fans can be upset with St. Louis 32
- Goalie nods: Luongo’s first game back with Panthers, Neuvirth makes Sabres debut 14
- Report: Kuznetsov terminated KHL deal, headed to Washington 21
- Canucks’ Bieksa: ‘If this isn’t rock bottom, I don’t know what is’ 34
- Luongo has Twitter fun at Canucks’ expense 37
- Canucks trade Luongo to Panthers (93)
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Report: Canucks want center, top prospect and first-rounder for Kesler (68)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (65)