20 players file for arbitration, Gretzky’s agent denies his client’s involvement with Seattle NHL group, the Blue Jackets re-sign David Savard, while the Sharks appear poised to re-sign Tommy Wingels.
NHLPA.COM: 20 players have filed for salary arbitration. Hearings will be conducted from July 20 – August 4. The players are:
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Toronto Maple Leafs
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The deadline for rival teams to send these players offer sheets was 5 pm ET yesterday. As a result, none of them can now receive one. Also, these players cannot be traded while awaiting arbitration. Contract negotiations between the players and their respective teams can continue to up their scheduled date for arbitration. Very few historically have gone before an arbiter. It’ll be interest to see how many – if any – of these players have their contracts for next season decided via arbitrations.
CBC.CA: Wayne Gretzky’s agent denied his client is linked to a Seattle group hoping to bid for an NHL franchise.
NBC SPORTS: The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman David Savard to a two-year, $2.6 million contract.
CSN BAY AREA: Brodie Brazil reports sources claiming the San Jose Sharks have reached an agreement with forward Tommy Wingels on a three-year contract.