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Franson, Leafs to open arbitration hearings

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

BOSTON, MA - MAY 13: Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs shoots before scoring his second goal of the game in the second period against the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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On Wednesday, the NHLPA released the dates for the 20 player- and three club-elected salary arbitration hearings that’ll take place over a two-week span in late July and early August.

Here’s the tea-by-team list; things will kick off on July 21st between Toronto and RFA defenseman Cody Franson:


Arizona Coyotes
Brandon McMillan - July 29, 2014

Boston Bruins
Matt Bartkowski - July 30, 2014

Calgary Flames
Joe Colborne - August 1, 2014

Dallas Stars
Cameron Gaunce - July 25, 2014
Antoine Roussel - July 22, 2014

Florida Panthers
Jimmy Hayes - July 29, 2014

Los Angeles Kings
Dwight King - August 1, 2014

Minnesota Wild
Justin Fontaine - August 1, 2014

Montreal Canadiens
Lars Eller - July 25, 2014
P.K. Subban - August 1, 2014

New York Islanders
Kevin Poulin - July 30, 2014

New York Rangers
Derick Brassard - July 28, 2014
Chris Kreider - July 23, 2014
Mats Zuccarello - July 25, 2014

Ottawa Senators
Derek Grant - July 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Spaling - July 31, 2014

San Jose Sharks
Jason Demers - July 22, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs
Cody Franson - July 21, 2014
James Reimer - July 28, 2014


Colorado Avalanche
Ryan O’Reilly - July 23, 2014

St. Louis Blues
Vladimir Sobotka - July 21, 2014

Winnipeg Jets
Michael Frolik - July 31, 2014

Hearings will be held in Toronto but, if last year was any indication, don’t expect there to be many actual hearings. Here’s a list of the schedule for last summer’s arbitration:


And the subsequent list of players that agreed to terms prior to their hearings:


One of this year’s arbitration hearings -- Mattias Ekholm’s, with Nashville -- was wiped out after he inked a two-year, $2.075M deal today.