Steve Simmons: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson avoids arbitration. Signs one year deal at 3.3 million with the Leafs.
Ken Campbell: Colorado Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly asking for $6.75 million in arbitration. The Avs are offering $5.525 million. O’Reilly elects one-year deal.
Elliotte Freidman: New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider requests $2.8M. Rangers have offered a two-year deal at $1.9, then $2.2.
Stephen Whyno: The St. Louis Blues announce an arbitrator has awarded a one-year deal for Vladimir Sobotka that will go into effect upon return his return from the KHL. He will receive $2.725 million.