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Term Meaning
joins Officially joined the team, with formal announcement, or is added to the GCD (and that addition provides complete information about the change)
joins on loan Joined the team on a temporary basis, while officially remaining part of their parent organization
leaves Officially leaves the team, with formal announcement
loan comes to an end Rejoined their parent organization after a period out on loan, following either an official announcement from one of the involved teams, or the end of a officially quoted loan period
is added to the GCD Has been added to the GCD but we are missing some information about the complete picture and so don't feel comfortable using "joins" (e.g. unsure if it's as a starter or coach)
is removed from the GCD Was removed from the GCD but without announcement
is re-added to the GCD Has been added to the GCD after previously being removed but again we are missing some information about the complete picture
contract expires The contract expiration date has been reached, but there is no announcement of the player's current status with the team (note - during offseason, this will be ignored unless there is some announcement to the effect of the contract expiring, but not specifying intent of the player to re-sign or leave)
departure is confirmed Had been previously removed from the GCD, or the contract expired, and now has formal announcement of departure
contract is extended through <year> Either the GCD contract date has been updated, or the team announced a contract extension; the contract expires at the end of <year>
moves to Role change, can be as a player or staff OR switch between teams in the same organization
is set to leave Either the player or team formally announced that this player is still contracted, but there is no intention for them to be on the roster following this offseason period
is set to leave with assistance finding a new team The team formally announced that this player is still contracted, and there is no intention for them to remain on the roster, but the team will help them pursue new opportunities with other teams
is allowed to look for opportunities with other teams Player is still contracted but the team has allowed them to look for opportunities with other teams, and the player announced this
is unlikely to be participating in Player has announced that their participation in an upcoming tournament is unlikely, due to not being on a team
will not be participating in Player has announced that they will not be participating in an upcoming tournament, due to not being on a team