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Are any New York Islanders filing for arbitration?

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No. But wait, there's some fun here!

"I already got my money, good luck at your hearing!"
"I already got my money, good luck at your hearing!"
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With the signing of Jean-Francois Berube to a one-year, one-way contract today, the New York Islanders officially avoided having any player file for arbitration.

That means no strife and contract drama heading into arbitration season...although restricted free agent (but not arbitration eligible) Ryan Strome remains a tricky one, and if they don't reach agreement this month it could lead to near-training camp drama the way Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey did in days' past.

Like Berube, Casey Cizikas was also arbitration eligible, but you already know how that was avoided: With a handsome contract for the fourth-line(?) center.

Meanwhile, even better arbitration news:

League-wide, 24 players have elected for salary arbitration, which sets a deadline of sorts: Both team and player tend to wish to avoid the unpredictable nature -- and sometimes wounded feelings -- of an arbitration hearing, so this creates a little extra pressure to get a deal done.

It's an almost-certain bet that most of the following players will not ever reach their arbitration hearings:

Arizona Coyotes

  • Michael Stone

Colorado Avalanche

  • Tyson Barrie
  • Mikhail Grigorenko

Detroit Red Wings

  • Jared Coreau
  • Danny DeKeyser

Minnesota Wild

  • Jordan Schroeder

Nashville Predators

  • Petter Granberg
  • Calle Jarnkrok

New Jersey Devils

  • Kyle Palmieri

New York Rangers

  • Kevin Hayes
  • Chris Kreider
  • Dylan McIlrath
  • Jonathan Miller

Ottawa Senators

  • Mike Hoffman

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Brandon Manning
  • Brayden Schenn
  • Jordan Weal

St. Louis Blues

  • Jaden Schwartz

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Alex Killorn
  • Vladislav Namestnikov

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Frank Corrado
  • Peter Holland
  • Martin Marincin

Washington Capitals

  • Marcus Johansson


The deadline for Club-Elected Salary Arbitration notification was July 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Salary arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to August 4, 2016.