Sunday, July 08, 2012

The Rooster Files For Salary Arbitration

Latvian forward Kaspars Daugavins filed for salary arbitration today, ensuring that he can no longer receive an offer sheet, not that one was coming anyways but still. The Daug is coming off a season where he finally broke through to become an NHL regular, suiting up in 65 games in 2011-12 and posting 11 points while playing mostly on the 4th line. He made 600k last year.

So what does this mean for our cap? If the salary awarded is over 1.042 million the Senators must decide to accept the offer or turn it down. If they go with the latter, Daugavins immediately becomes a UFA and can sign with any club he wishes. If it's under the 1.042 million, the Senators must pay him what he his awarded.

One would assume there's little to no way he will be awarded more than a million with his modest point total and contributions to the team, so likely the Senators will be on the hook with him for the upcoming season. In the unlikely scenario he was awarded an amount above the magic number, you'd have to think the Sens would definitely walk away from him without thinking.


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