According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, citing NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, if the Rangers send Wade Redden to Hartford next September and he refuses to report, the Rangers can terminate his contract and allow him to be a free agent.
…Wow. That will be something to watch for. Redden can still get his chance at the NHL next season if he refuses to report, which he should do. The issue of course being the money that he leaves on the table and which he will almost certainly never recover.
Redden would have three years and $16.5 million on his contract remaining.
…If he is serious about getting back to the NHL, he will do it and the Rangers would have zero problem with it. He could probably get a salary of $1 million or so from a team next season, but that is the $6.5 he would make with the Rangers next season or the $5 million he would make the next two after.
He has 6 point in 6 games for the Wolfpack
CLICK HERE to see Redden talk to Hockey Night in Canada about his situation
Pierre LeBrun writes about this type of issue at ESPN.com and the Kings using this clause to terminate the contract of Erik Ersberg