Updated salary arbitration calendar

Thumbnail image for mattmoulsonscores.jpgI provided a list of the upcoming arbitration hearings on Monday and already quite a few decisions have been made. In most cases, those deals were made to avoid such an uncomfortable process.

I thought I’d update that list with stories Joe and I wrote for completed contracts or decisions we’re still waiting on. Let’s take a look.

July 26 – Raymond, Mason, Vancouver Canucks (settled)
July 27 – Moulson, Matt, New York Islanders (settled)
July 27 – Wheeler, Blake, Boston Bruins (results pending)
July 27 – Kennedy, Tim, Buffalo Sabres (results pending)
July 28 – Stralman, Anton, Columbus Blue Jackets (settled)
July 28 – Fleischmann, Tomas, Washington Capitals (settled)
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 (settled)
July 30 – Regin, Peter, Ottawa Senators
Aug. 03 – Brule, Gilbert, Edmonton Oilers (settled)
Aug. 03 – Wisniewski, James, Anaheim Ducks
Aug. 03 – Eager, Ben, Atlanta Thrashers
Aug. 04 – DesLauriers, Jeff, Edmonton Oilers
Aug. 04 – Campoli, Chris, Ottawa Senators

From the looks of things, Thursday could be a very interesting day in salary arbitration as two members of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks team look to cash in. We’ll keep you up to date as the remaining cases come to fruition or a deal is made to avoid the process.

Glencross released from another PTO, this time by Avs

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Curtis Glencross’ hard-luck preseason continued on Monday, as the Avalanche announced they released him from his training camp tryout.

Glencross had previously been cut from Toronto’s camp, which he described as “kind of a shock” move. Following that release, the 32-year-old quickly shifted to Colorado but arrived fairly late in the overall process, and only got a bit of exposure before being let go.

While some thought yesterday’s trade of Freddie Hamilton to Calgary may have opened up a spot for Glencross, the Avs now appear to be going in a different direction.

A two-time 20-goal scorer that netted 13 in 71 games last year, it’s unclear what lies ahead for Glencross.

Slepyshev earns final Oilers roster spot; Draisaitl to AHL

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The Edmonton Oilers have assigned center Leon Draisaitl to AHL Bakersfield.

The demotion of Draisaitl, 19, means 21-year-old rookie Anton Slepyshev has made the opening-day roster after scoring twice and adding two assists in exhibition action.

The Oilers experimented during the preseason with Draisaitl, a natural center, on the wing. He didn’t have a particularly poor camp, finishing with one goal and three assists in six games.

But Slepyshev apparently impressed more.

“He’s a young player but he’s played pro hockey before,” coach Todd McLellan told the Edmonton Journal. “You can see it.”

Slepyshev played 58 games in the KHL last season, scoring 15 goals for Salavat Yulaev Ufa.