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NWHL to increase roster size

The National Women's Hockey League announced their were increasing roster spots for the 2017-18 season. Each team can sign up to 25 players, although only 17 players will dress for each game.

The salary structure which started in the middle of last season, in which players are only paid on a per-game basis, will continue.

This new roster structure eliminates practice players, who were used in the first two years of the league.

The release from the NWHL said the new roster structure was unanimously agreed to by all team front office personnel, NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan, Deputy Commissioner Hayley Moore and the NWHL Players’ Association, led by director Anya Battaglino.

"As we enter our third season, and as the depth of talent in women’s hockey continues to grow, we are excited to provide opportunities to more players,” Moore said in the release. “The increased roster limits also give the management and coaches of each team more flexibility if they want to add players to their roster down the stretch of the season.”

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