Yup, salary cap restrictions. A player doesn't come off the cap limit unless he misses 10 games or 21 days. So Smyth should make that, but if the Oilers don't want to add another player to their cap limit no IR. See Philly, Turner Stevenson is out for 3-4 months but the Flyers can't afford to bring anyone up without making a trade. Thus no IR.
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