I donít think weíre allowed to acquire Fournier this league year, and next year he doesnít fit.
We are allowed to. I donít love Fournier, but I love the idea of acquiring somebody with the trade exception created by trading that player away, so Iím all for it.
Edit: Here is the relevant Larry Coon language:
A team cannot reacquire a player it traded away during the same season (a season for this purpose being defined as starting on the first day of the regular season and ending on the last day of the Finals). If the player was traded between seasons (i.e., from the first day after the Finals to the last day prior to the start of the next regular season), it cannot reacquire the player prior to the end of the next season. If he is waived by his new team, then he cannot re-sign with his original team until the one-year anniversary of the trade, or until the July 1 following the end of his contract, whichever comes first6. However, if a team trades a player's draft rights, it can reacquire the player during the same season.
He was traded before the beginning of the regular season, so we are are allowed to reacquire him now that the Finals are over.