Thursday, September 15, 2005

Owen Nolan and NHLPA files grievance against Leafs

The NHLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Owen Nolan after the Toronto Maple Leafs held back the $5.6 million US option on his 2004-05 contract.  The Leafs chose not to buy out Nolan's contract because they believe a knee injury he suffered is not hockey related.  Nolan's camp believes the Maple Leafs originally misdiagnosed his injury and his current problems are associated with that original injury, which was incurred 17 months ago.  The Toronto Star reported in July that the Leafs filed buyout paperwork with the league to cover themselves in case they lose a potential grievance with the NHLPA.

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