Taylor Leier and Alex Lyon file for salary arbitration

Updated: July 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm by Brady Trettenero

Flyers’ forward Taylor Leier and goaltender Alex Lyon have filed for salary arbitration. Both players are RFAs.

This means they are no longer eligible to sign an offer sheet with another team.

NHL salary arbitration is a tool available to settle some contract disputes. The player and team each propose a salary for the coming season and argue their cases at a hearing. The arbitrator, a neutral third party, then sets the player’s salary.

Players and teams are allowed to negotiate and sign contracts before appearing at their arbitration hearing.

Offer sheets are rare in the NHL, as one has not been signed since Ryan O’Reilly agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2013. That contract was matched by the Colorado Avalanche.

The deadline for Club-Elected Salary Arbitration notification is July 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET.

Salary Arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4, 2018.

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