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August 10 Player-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification August 11 Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification August 12 NHL/NHLPA to Schedule Arbitration Cases August 15 Qualifying Offers Expire Automatically August 22 First Day of Salary Arbitration Hearings September 1 Last Day for Salary Arbitration Hearings September 2 Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards September 4 Last Day for Second Buy-Out Period [Only for Clubs with Salary Arbitration Cases] (Latest Day for Clubs Receiving Salary Arbitration Awards on September 2 to Exercise Second Buy-Out Option) December 1 Signing Deadline for Group 2 Free Agents SALARY ARBITRATION Who will be eligible for Salary Arbitration? As a general matter, players will be eligible for salary arbitration after four years in the League instead of three. For the first time, Clubs also will have the right to elect salary arbitration with respect to two categories of players. For players who are earning more than $1.5 million in their prior year, Clubs will have the right to elect salary arbitration in lieu of making a Qualifying Offer. Clubs also will have the right to elect salary arbitration with respect to other Group 2 players who chose not to take the Club to arbitration.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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