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Flyers, Devils and Flames to receive salary cap aid for gamers facing sexual assault charges

The Philadelphia Flyers, Recent Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames, the three NHL clubs with gamers facing sexual assault charges stemming from a 2018 incident in London, Ont., were knowledgeable they’re going to receive salary cap aid, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed on Monday.

Carter Hart, Alex Formenton, Michael McLeod, Cal Foote and Dillon Dube were charged with one count of sexual assault, with McLeod facing an additional price of sexual assault. Hart, McLeod, Foote and Dube had been granted leaves of absence from their respective NHL clubs last month to address their staunch complaints. Formenton had been taking half in out of the country for HC Ambrì-Piotta, where he became as soon as granted a slump away to blueprint to Canada to face his staunch disorders.

Hart is in the closing yr of a three-yr contract with the Flyers that can well per chance pay him $3.979 million this season. In line with CapFriendly, Hart’s contract has $1,512,849 remaining for the leisure of the trendy season.

Dube is in the closing yr of a three-yr contract with the Flames that can well per chance pay him $2.3 million per season. The Flames accept as true with $874,479 remaining on Dube’s contract for the leisure of this season primarily based entirely on CapFriendly.

The Devils accept as true with every Foote and McLeod below contract for this season. McLeod’s contract pays him $1.4 million this season and his deal has $532,292 remaining this season. Foote’s deal is worth $800,000 and has $304,167 remaining for the leisure of the 2023-24 season.

Not one of the necessary gamers charged by the London Police Department has an NHL contract that runs past this fresh season.

“Neatly, they’re a ways from their teams now, and so that they’re all (pending) free brokers,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledged on the NHL All-Megastar Sport this weekend. “As a non-public matter, if I had been them, I would possibly possibly well per chance per chance be focusing on defending themselves, assuming the costs approach down. And I would possibly possibly well per chance per chance be taken aback in the occasion that they’re taking half in whereas here’s pending.”

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