A snag over the wording of Eric Staal's new seven-year contract extension has been resolved, Staal and Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said today.
Under the terms of the $57.75 million contract, which Staal signed ast week, a no-trade clause was to go into effect July 1, 2010, the date the Canes center is to become an unrestricted free agent. The NHL found issue with that date, Rutherford said. The contract was changed and will be sent back to the league office.
"It was just the wording of the clause," Rutherford said. "Eric must accrue so many games and be a certain age before the clause goes into effect."