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2009 Salary Arbitration Hearings

The following NHL players, all restricted free agents, will go to salary arbitration. Hearings will be held starting July 20. Arbitrators can only hand out one or two-year awards. Arbitrator decisions must be made within 48 hours of the hearing, and teams then have 48 hours (or 48 hours after the team's last hearing is concluded if they have more than one) to accept the contract or walk away, immediately making the player an unrestricted free agent. Note that a team that requests arbitration does not have walk-away rights.

 
Player Team Hearing Date/Award
Clarke MacArthur Buffalo Settled Before Hearing; Signed 1 Year Contract
Daniel Winnik Phoenix Awarded 1 Year Contract
Nigel Dawes Calgary Settled Before Hearing; 2 Years, $1.75M
Marc Methot Columbus Settled Before Hearing;  Signed 2 Year Contract
Matt Hunwick Boston Settled Before Hearing; Signed 2 Year Contract
Travis Zajac New Jersey Settled Before Hearing; 4 Years, $15.55M
Nate Thompson NY Islanders Settled Before Hearing; 1 Year, 2-Way Contract
Kyle Wellwood Vancouver Settled By Arbitrator; Signed 1 Year, $1.2M
Milan Jurcina Washington Awarded 1 Year Contract, $1.375M
Matt Smaby Tampa Bay Settled Before Hearing; 2 Year, $1.05M
Denis Grebeshkov Edmonton Settled Before Hearing; 1 Year, $3.15M
Josh Harding Minnesota Settled Before Hearing; Signed 1 Year Contract
Tomas Plekanec Montreal Settled Before Hearing; 1 Year, $2.75M
Tuomo Ruutu Carolina Settled Before Hearing; 3 Years, $11.4M
Jiri Hudler Detroit Awarded 2 Year Contract, $5.75M
Nikolai Zherdev NY Rangers Awarded 1 Year, $3.9M; Rangers walk away
Kyle Brodziak Minnesota Settled Before Hearing; 3 Years, $3.45M


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