Ilya Bryzgalov G MIN Sep 21 '12
It costs $10,000 to $25,000 per $1 million to insure players who decide to play abroad during the lockout, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer who spoke to an underwriter in New Jersey.
NHL players are risking injury when they play internationally, and thus they have to pay big-time premiums to insure themselves. For instance, Ilya Bryzgalov could have to pay about $130,000 to insure his $6.5 million contract for this season. Younger players necessitate cheaper insurance because their injury risk is smaller and their NHL contracts are often cheaper.