What effect, if any, does not passing the intial physical (for a recent signee) have on a contract? I can wrap my brain around the concept of a player being healthy, signing, and then going down and the contract being full and valid. But it gets trickier for signing a player and then discovering he's unable to play, or practice for that matter, right from square one. The reason I ask is Greg Johnson with the Wings and his yet to be resolved heart issue (trip to Mayo Clinic and everything). It's only a one year $500K contract so I'm not really worried about the cap hit per se but more just interested in this chicken/egg issue. And from what I read he didn't even sign his contract until the day all the players came in for physicals, not that I expect there to be an "the ink isn't dry yet" loophole.