Update, 12:10 a.m.
Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog
reports Boyle, Callahan, Dubinsky and Michael Sauer all filed for salary arbitration today. Artem Anisimov, the Rangers' other restricted free agent, was not eligible to file because he was coming out of his entry-level contract.
Update, 1:14 p.m.:
Larry Brooks reminds us
that salary arbitration filings will trigger a second buyout period for Rangers in August.
...the only two guys I can see being bought out are Wolski and Avery and I'd hate to see it happen to either one.
Update, 1:04 p.m.:
Andrew Gross reports that both Ryan Callahan
and Brian Boyle
plan to file for arbitration as well.
Update, 12:17 p.m.:
According to Larry Brooks
, Dubinsky's agent says that the Rangers winger will file for arbitration..."Not a negative commentary, part of the process..."...i would rather it not happen, but I agree with Dubi's agent.Original Post:The Canadian Press
reports that restricted free agents who hold arbitration rights have until 5pm tonight to file for arbitration and two of those players are Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky.
Callahan and Dubinsky have the right to ask for an arbitration hearing (typically held in late July or early August) if they can't come to terms on a new deal.
Once an arbitrator makes a ruling on a case, the team is given the choice to accept the one-year contract or walk away and let the player become an unrestricted free agent....this is one of those deadlines that sort of gets you scared that a deal won't get worked out, especially if one or both of them file. But be assured even if they do, the Rangers will get them signed well before the arbitration hearing. At least that's what I'm hearing.
...h/t to Spector's Hockey.
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