Sam Gagner, Chris Stewart headline salary arbitration list

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It’s anyone’s guess if a single one of these players will make it to salary arbitration, but 21 players filed for it on Wednesday. The group includes some noteworthy names such as Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner and St. Louis Blues winger Chris Stewart.

One interesting wrinkle to consider: a team cannot walk away from an arbitration award under $3.5 million in the new CBA. Teams have mostly avoided the awkward process with their players in recent years, but that change adds even more incentive.

Here’s the list:

Detroit Red Wings

Brendan Smith

Edmonton Oilers

Sam Gagner

Los Angeles Kings

Trevor Lewis
Alec Martinez
Jake Muzzin
Jordan Nolan

Montreal Canadiens

Ryan White

Nashville Predators

Nick Spaling

New York Islanders

Josh Bailey

New York Rangers

Mats Zuccarello

Ottawa Senators

Erik Condra

Pittsburgh Penguins

Robert Bortuzzo

St. Louis Blues

Chris Stewart

Toronto Maple Leafs

Mark Fraser
Carl Gunnarsson

Vancouver Canucks

Dale Weise

Winnipeg Jets

Zach Bogosian
Bryan Little
Paul Postma
Eric Tangradi
Blake Wheeler