Clarke MacArthur is looking for a new home after the Atlanta Thrashers walked away from a $2.4 million salary awarded by an arbitrator on Wednesday.
The 25-year old now becomes an unrestricted free agent and may sign with any team.
The Thrashers acquired MacArthur in a deadline deal with the Buffalo Sabres for a third and a fourth round draft choice in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He finished the season with 16 goals and 19 assists in 81 games split between the Sabres and Thrashers last season.
The Thrashers have arbitration hearings scheduled for two other restricted free agents. Recently acquired forward Andrew Ladd has a hearing on July 28, while Ben Eager, who was also obtained from Chicago in a separate trade, has a hearing on Aug. 3