LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL has voided the Golden Knights' trade of Evgenii Dadonov to the Ducks because Anaheim was on his no-trade list.
The league says Dadonov's limited no-trade clause had not been complied with.
Vegas tried to trade Dadonov and a future second-round pick to Anaheim to clear salary cap space that could be used to activate players currently on long-term injured reserve. Dadonov counts $5 million against the cap this season and next.
The Golden Knights say they will welcome Dadonov back to their team as they try to dig out of a slump and make the playoffs.