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Johnson, Parayko, Tatar lead off arbitration hearings beginning July 20

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The Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, and Detroit Red Wings have less than two weeks to come to terms with some key players before the decision may be made for them.

That's when the likes of Tyler Johnson, Colton Parayko, and Tomas Tatar are scheduled to take their cases before an arbitrator, with the three hearings set for July 20.

The three are among the 27 players set to go before arbitration this summer. Thirty players filed by Wednesday's deadline, but three cases have already reached a resolution.

That includes Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk, New York Rangers winger Jesper Fast, and Buffalo Sabres forward Johan Larsson. All three players received substantial raises above their qualifying offers:

Player Qualifying Offer 2017-18 AAV
Galchenyuk $3.1M $4.9M
Fast $1M $1.85M
Larsson $997.5K $1.475M

Teams and players can continue to negotiate in the days leading up to the hearing, and in the following deliberation period before a verdict is announced.

That was the case last offseason, when Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie was the lone player to reach the hearing stage of the 25 NHLers who filed for arbitration. However, Barrie and the Avalanche later agreed to a four-year extension before a verdict was announced.

Here is the full schedule of hearings:

Player Team Date
Tyler Johnson Lightning July 20
Colton Parayko Blues July 20
Tomas Tatar Red Wings July 20
Michael Chaput Canucks July 21
Ryan Dzingel Senators July 21
Viktor Arvidsson Predators July 22
Micheal Ferland Flames July 22
Brian Dumoulin Penguins July 24
Austin Watson Predators July 24
Joey LaLeggia Oilers July 25
Ondrej Palat Lightning July 25
Mika Zibanejad Rangers July 25
Jordan Martinook Coyotes July 26
Ryan Spooner Bruins July 26
Robin Lehner Sabres July 27
Marek Mazanec Predators July 27
Jean-Gabriel Pageau Senators July 28
Matt Nieto Avalanche July 31
Reid Boucher Canucks Aug. 1
Connor Hellebuyck Jets Aug. 1
Calvin de Haan Islanders Aug. 2
Kevin Gravel Kings Aug. 2
Nino Niederreiter Wild Aug. 3
Nate Schmidt Golden Knights Aug. 3
Nathan Beaulieu Sabres Aug. 4
Mikael Granlund Wild Aug. 4
Conor Sheary Penguins Aug. 4

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