Salary caps on the rise for next sea­son

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The salary cap is go­ing up af­ter all in the Na­tional Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA an­nounced an up­per limit of $75 mil­lion US for the 2017-18 sea­son — up from $73 mil­lion last sea­son.

NHL deputy com­mis­sioner Bill Daly thought the cap might re­main flat when he last ad­dressed the is­sue at the Stan­ley Cup fi­nal. Daly said the league was open to lim­it­ing any po­ten­tial rise in the cap to man­age es­crow con­cerns of the play­ers.

Van­cou­ver Canucks GM Jim Ben­ning thought the es­tab­lish­ment of the cap would help clubs pre­pare to make moves ahead of Wed­nes­day’s ex­pan­sion draft.

Pro­tec­tion lists were sub­mit­ted to the NHL and NHLPA Satur­day and re­leased to the Las Ve­gas Golden Knights Sun­day.

THe caNa­DIaN PReSS

Tim Hague

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