Arbitration schedule released

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Via NHLPA.com, here are the arbitration dates for 2012:

Anaheim Ducks

Nick Bonino  –  August 3

Colorado Avalanche

Jamie McGinn  –  July 25

Dallas Stars

Richard Bachman  –  July 25

Mark Fistric  –  August 1

Detroit Red Wings

Kyle Quincey  –  July 25

Edmonton Oilers

Sam Gagner  –  July 20

Florida Panthers

Kris Versteeg  –  July 23

Montreal Canadiens

Raphael Diaz  –  July 26

Nashville Predators

Sergei Kostitsyn  –  August 2

New Jersey Devils

Mark Fayne  –  August 2

New York Rangers

Anton Stralman  –  July 31

Ottawa Senators

Kaspars Daugavins  –  July 24

St. Louis Blues

T.J. Oshie  –  July 20

San Jose Sharks

T.J. Galiardi

Toronto Maple Leafs

Nikolai Kulemin  –  July 26

Vancouver Canucks

Dale Weise  –  July 27

A few notable names on the list, including Oshie, Gagner, Versteeg and Quincey.

Of course, players can still agree to contracts before their arbitration dates.

Versteeg and Quincey are interesting cases, as both are 26 and one year from unrestricted free agency. If the Panthers and Red Wings, respectively, don’t want those guys to have the freedom to walk away next summer, arbitration (and resultant one-year deals) might not be in the teams’ best interests.