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Talbot's deal with Flyers may violate league's salary cap

TSN.ca Staff

7/3/2011 11:56:25 PM

The status of Maxime Talbot's contract with the Philadelphia Flyers may be in question.

According to TSN's Gord Miller elements of the deal violate the NHL's salary cap. He added that a penalty for the violation is unlikely to be handed to the Flyers.

The final two years of Talbot's deal are reportedly worth $1 million per year. This would violate cap rules as the final two years of the contract can not be worth less than half of either of the first two years of the deal.

The first two years of Talbot's contract are worth $2.5 million and $2.25 million respectively.

In order to fit within the rules of the cap, the deal would have to be restructured. This could be achieved by making the fourth or fifth year worth at least $1.125 million.