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Niedermayer gets his money back

From Larry Brooks of the NY Post:

Scott Niedermayer is getting his money back … all of it … every single cent of the $490,909.08 he was improperly fined by the NHL for missing Anaheim’s training camp last season, The Post has learned.

As originally reported by The Post on April 20, the former Devil had been fined under Article 15.3 (f) of the collective-bargaining agreement even though he had been granted permission by GM Brian Burke to take an unpaid leave of absence in the wake of Anaheim’s 2007 Stanley Cup victory, the fourth championship of the defenseman’s career.

Read the entire article here.

Considering the team gave Niedermayer permission to take his time, he should never have been docked the money in the first place.