A schedule of the remaining salary arbitration hearings

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for finiemi.jpgSalary arbitration can be an ugly process. One infamous moment even caused former beleaguered goalie Tommy Salo to cry.*

* – No word on if he cried because they showed the backbreaking goal he allowed against Belarus in the Olympics in an endless, “Clockwork Orange” style loop. In case my memory is fuzzy and that goal happened after Salo’s arbitration case, let me amend that joke to “No word on if they revealed his future” in the meeting.

Anyway, some of you might be biting your nails about a favorite player possibly leaving your team. After all, a club can “walk away” from an unsuccessful arbitration hearing, thus allowing that once-restricted free agent to reach full-fledged unrestricted status. You may remember that the Atlanta Thrashers did just that when Clarke MacArthur was given a $2.4 million hearing. With that in mind, here is a schedule of the remaining salary arbitration hearings, via James Mirtle.

July 26 – Raymond, Mason, Vancouver Canucks (case settled)
July 27 – Moulson, Matt, New York Islanders
July 27 – Wheeler, Blake, Boston Bruins
July 27 – Kennedy, Tim, Buffalo Sabres
July 28 – Stralman, Anton, Columbus Blue Jackets
July 28 – Fleischmann, Tomas, Washington Capitals
July 29 – Ladd, Andrew, Atlanta Thrashers
July 29 – Niemi, Antti, Chicago Blackhawks
July 30 – White, Ian, Calgary Flames
July 30 – Fraser, Mark, New Jersey Devils
July 30 – Regin, Peter, Ottawa Senators
Aug. 03 – Brule, Gilbert, Edmonton Oilers
Aug. 03 – Wisniewski, James, Anaheim Ducks
Aug. 03 – Eager, Ben, Atlanta Thrashers
Aug. 04 – DesLauriers, Jeff, Edmonton Oilers
Aug. 04 – Campoli, Chris, Ottawa Senators

Flames release Ryan Wilson from PTO

Ryan Wilson, Sidney Crosby
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The Calgary Flames have released Ryan Wilson from his professional tryout.

The 28-year-old was trying to make a comeback after missing 79 games with a shoulder injury last season.

Even with T.J. Brodie sidelined because of a broken hand, Wilson still faced long odds to make the final roster.

The veteran will be hard-pressed to find NHL work with another team.

He hasn’t suited up in more than 12 regular season games since 2011-12.

The Stockton Heat, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, also made some news on Sunday.

The club announced that they’ve signed Colton Orr to an AHL contract.

The 33-year-old tough guy suited up in just one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He has 12 seasons of NHL experience under his belt.

‘Yotes return Dylan Strome to OHL

Dylan Strome, Nikita Nikitin

The Arizona Coyotes have returned Dylan Strome to the Erie Otters of the OHL.

Strome, 18, was the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

The 6’3, 185 pounder was hoping to stick with the Coyotes this season, but the team decided to take the conservative approach with their top prospect.

Strome will look to build off an incredible junior season that saw him score 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games.

Strome seems to be taking the demotion in stride.

The team also announced that they’ve assigned goaltender Louis Domingue and forward Matthias Plachta to their AHL affiliate in Springfield.

Domingue, 23, had a 1-2-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in seven games last season.

Plachta, a free agent signing, will begin his first pro season in North America. The 24-year-old had 14 goals and 35 points in the German League last season.