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Michael Del Zotto, Flyers will go to arbitration on July 21

We'll know MDZ's salary by next week at the latest.

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The NHLPA announced dates for player arbitration hearings on Monday, and we now know that the Philadelphia Flyers will head to their hearing with defenseman Michael Del Zotto on Tuesday, July 21.

At the hearing, both sides will present what they believe is a fair contract for the player. Evidence allowed to be used at the hearing includes the players' on-ice performance (obviously), relevant injuries and illnesses, the "special qualities of leadership or public appeal" the player offers, and the salary of comparable players. The team's salary cap position is not admissible as evidence in an arbitration hearing.

An independent arbitrator will then make a decision. We'll know the result of the hearing -- and thus, MDZ's 2015-16 salary -- within 48 hours of its conclusion, according to league rules. The team has the right to walk away from the decision if the salary awarded is north of $3.5 million north of $3,799,887, per TSN's Frank Seravalli, in which case MDZ would become an unrestricted free agent.

The sides are allowed to negotiate up until the hearing, so it's possible the hearing never happens.

Here's the full list via the NHLPA:


Arizona Coyotes
Mikkel Boedker *
Phil Samuelsson - July 21, 2015
Brendan Shinnimin- July 20, 2015

Buffalo Sabres
Phil Varone - July 27, 2015

Calgary Flames
Lance Bouma - July 22, 2015
Paul Byron - July 30, 2015 
Josh Jooris - July 28, 2015

Colorado Avalanche
Andrew Agozzino - July 20, 2015 
Mathew Clark - July 22, 2015

Detroit Red Wings
Gustav Nyquist *

Minnesota Wild
Erik Haula - July 31, 2015

Nashville Predators
Craig Smith - July 20, 2015 
Colin Wilson - July 28, 2015

New Jersey Devils
Eric Gélinas - July 21, 2015 
Adam Larsson - July 29, 2015

New York Rangers
Derek Stepan - July 27, 2015

Ottawa Senators
Alex Chiasson - July 23, 2015
Mike Hoffman - July 30, 2015

Philadelphia Flyers
Michael Del Zotto - July 21, 2015

St. Louis Blues
Magnus Paajarvi *

Toronto Maple Leafs
Taylor Beck - July 24, 2015

Washington Capitals
Braden Holtby - July 23, 2015 
Marcus Johansson - July 29, 2015


Edmonton Oilers
Justin Schultz - July 24, 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs

Jonathan Bernier - July 31, 2015