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NHL players file for salary arbitration

Olofsson, Bertuzzi, Pulock among 26 on list; hearings scheduled to run through Nov. 8 @NHLdotcom

Victor Olofsson of the Buffalo Sabres is one of 26 restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration Oct. 10, according to the NHL Players' Association.

The 25-year-old forward scored 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists) in 54 games for the Buffalo Sabres last season. The 20 goals were third on the Sabres behind Jack Eichel (36) and Sam Reinhart (22).

Notable players who filed include Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi, New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev.


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Salary arbitration hearings will be held through Nov. 8. Bertuzzi on Oct. 25 reportedly became the first player to have a hearing.

Buffalo signed Reinhart and goalie Linus Ullmark on Sunday to avoid hearings. Reinhart, a 24-year-old forward, had a hearing scheduled for Tuesday before signing a one-year, $5.2 million contract. Ullmark, 27, had a hearing scheduled for Monday but signed for one year and $2.6 million.

DeAngelo, Mikheyev, Ottawa Senators forward Connor Brown, Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves, Senators forward Nick Paul, Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev, Carolina Hurricanes forward Clark Bishop and defenseman Gustav Forsling, Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane and Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen each also signed a contract before his scheduled hearing.

Last offseason, 40 restricted free agents filed for arbitration. Six players had their salary determined by an arbitrator (Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets; Christian Djoos, Washington Capitals; Joel Edmundson, St. Louis Blues; Anton Forsberg, Carolina Hurricanes, Rocco Grimaldi, Nashville Predators and Evan Rodrigues, Sabres). The other 34 each came to an agreement before his scheduled hearing.

Here is the list of players who filed for salary arbitration (hearing dates in parentheses):

Boston Bruins

Matt Grzelcyk, D (signed Oct. 17)

Buffalo Sabres

Victor Olofsson, F (Nov. 4); Sam Reinhart, F (signed Oct. 25); Linus Ullmark, G (signed Oct. 25)

Calgary Flames

Andrew Mangiapane, F (signed Oct. 16)

Carolina Hurricanes

Clark Bishop, F (signed Oct. 13); Haydn Fleury, D (Nov. 8); Warren Foegele, F (Nov. 4); Gustav Forsling, D (signed Oct. 23)

Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Graves, D (signed Oct. 12); Devon Toews, D (Oct. 31; acquired in trade from NYI on Oct. 12)

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi, F (Oct. 25)

Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar, D (Nov. 8)

Minnesota Wild

Kaapo Kahkonen, G (signed Oct. 12)

New York Islanders

Joshua Ho-Sang, F (Oct. 30); Ryan Pulock, D (Nov. 6)

New York Rangers

Tony DeAngelo, D (signed Oct. 15); Alexandar Georgiev, G (signed Oct. 15); Brendan Lemieux, F (Nov. 6); Ryan Strome, F (Nov. 5)

Ottawa Senators

Connor Brown, F (signed Oct. 22); Christian Jaros, D (Nov. 7); Nick Paul, F (signed Oct. 14); Chris Tierney , F (Nov. 8)

Toronto Maple Leafs

Ilya Mikheyev, F (signed Oct. 20)

Vancouver Canucks

Jake Virtanen, F (signed Oct. 22)

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