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July 1 - Free agency period begins.

July 5 - Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification

July 6 - Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification

July 20-Aug. 4 - Salary arbitration hearings held.

Aug. 6 - Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered.

Sept. 15 - Expiration date of Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Sept. 19 - NHL preseason schedule begins.

Oct. 11 - NHL regular season begins.

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