On Thursday afternoon, Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent Kyle Quincey officially filed for salary arbitration prior to the 5 p.m. deadline on July 5.
This means that Quincey has forgone his option of receiving qualifying offers from other teams and can have a hearing with a salary arbitrator if the two sides can't agree on a new contract.
Quincey and the Red Wings can continue contract negotiations in the hopes of coming to an agreement on a new deal prior to having to meet with the arbitrator in late July or early August. If the two sides are unable to reach an agreement, they will meet before the arbitrator, who will determine based upon arguments made by both the player and team as to what the player's salary for next season should be.
If the club is unhappy with the arbitrator's decision they can choose to decline the offer, which would allow the player to become an unrestricted free agent.
A decision must be handed down within 48 hours of the hearing.
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