What happens if an NHL team exceeds the salary cap? Teams found to have violated the cap face fines of up to US$5 million, cancellation of contracts, loss of draft picks, loss of points and/or forfeiture of game(s) determined to have been affected by the violation of the cap.
Can an NHL team be over the cap? Teams are allowed to go above the cap ceiling by 10% in the offseason. They must be compliant before the regular season. Some teams will use Long Term Injured Reserve to grant temporary relief. The player has to be judged as unfit to play to do so.
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How many players count against the NHL salary cap? The maximum number of contracts per team permitted is as follows: Up until the day of the trade deadline, the NHL roster size limit is 23 (Non-roster, IR, LTIR, SOIR, etc. do not count to this limit). On and after the trade deadline, there is no roster size limit.