Twenty players filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, according to the NHL Players Association, including two apiece from the New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes.
One of them, Chicago defenseman Aaron Johnson, signed a one-year contract with his team on Monday, avoiding going to arbitration.
The NHL will hold hearings in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4 to settle pending arbitration cases. Teams have until 5 p.m. EDT Monday to decide to take players to arbitration.
Players who filed for arbitration as of Sunday night:
Anaheim: James Wisniewski, defenseman
Atlanta: Colby Armstrong, forward
Boston: Matt Hunwick, forward
Buffalo: Clarke MacArthur, forward
Carolina: Tuomo Ruutu, forward
Chicago: Aaron Johnson, defenseman (re-signed with club Monday)
Columbus: Marc Methot, defenseman
Detroit: Jiri Hudler, forward
Edmonton: Denis Grebeshkov, defenseman
Minnesota: Kyle Brodziak, forward
Montreal: Tomas Plekanec, forward
New Jersey: Travis Zajac, forward
NY Rangers: Ryan Callahan, forward; Nikolai Zherdev, forward
NY Islanders: Nate Thompson, forward
Phoenix: Nigel Dawes, forward; Daniel Winnik, forward
Tampa Bay: Matt Smaby, defenseman
Vancouver: Kyle Wellwood, forward
Washington: Milan Jurcina, defenseman