Report: Mikkel Boedker files for salary arbitration


Arizona Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker filed for salary arbitration, his agent Jarrett Bousquet told Fox Sports Arizona.

As always, the two sides could break the impasse before a hearing actually takes places, as Bousquet noted.

“We can still talk, but at this point we’re looking to see if we can get a one-year deal done to avoid letting the system take care of it,” Bousquet said.

Boedker brings a nice amount of speed to the table, and he’s one of the best scoring options on the Coyotes’ offense-starved roster. The 25-year-old had a somewhat disappointing 2014-15 season, scoring 14 goals and 28 points after being limited to 45 games. His best year came in 2013-14, when he set career highs in goals (19), assists (32) and points (51).

It’s been a tough time for the franchise, obviously, yet it would also be difficult to let Boedker go. The Coyotes have been “arm-wrestling” with the winger’s reps since at least April, so perhaps an arbitrator would have better luck finding a match?

The deadline for players is Sunday while team-elected arbitration must happen by Monday, so expect more stories along these lines.