Twenty-one NHL free agents file for salary arbitration Staff

7/10/2013 6:47:59 PM

Twenty-one NHL free agents have elected to take their teams to arbitration in an attempt to solve contract disputes, including Edmonton's Sam Gagner, Montreal's Ryan White and New York Islanders' Josh Bailey.

NHL teams have the right to take players to arbitration as well. Those decisions must be announced by Thursday at 5pm et/2pm pt - 24-hours after the player-elected salary arbitration deadline.

The full list of players filing for salary arbitraton, who are all restricted free agents:

Detroit Red Wings - Brendan Smith
Edmonton Oilers - Sam Gagner
Los Angeles Kings - Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, Jordan Nolan
Montreal Canadiens - Ryan White
Nashville Predators - Nick Spaling
New York Islanders - Josh Bailey
New York Rangers - Mats Zuccarello
Ottawa Senators - Eric Condra
Pittsburgh Penguins - Robert Bortuzzo
St. Louis Blues - Chris Stewart
Toronto Maple Leafs - Mark Fraser, Carl Gunnarsson
Vancouver Canucks - Dale Weise
Winnipeg Jets - Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little, Paul Postma, Eric Tangradi, Blake Wheeler

The ruling of the arbitrator is final, and the league and NHLPA will jointly agree before hand on a group of eight arbitrators. Arbitrators are only allowed to award one or two-year deals.

Arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 22 to August 6.