By @MichaelCaples –
The NHL Player’s Association has announced the schedule for player arbitration hearings, and Red Wings fans have two dates to circle on the calendar.
Goaltender Petr Mrazek will have his salary arbitration hearing with Detroit on July 27. That was a team-elected arbitration filing.
Defenseman Danny DeKeyser (Clay Township) and the Red Wings will have No. 65’s hearing on July 28; that arbitration was filed by DeKeyser.
Both restricted free-agent players are expected to earn significant pay raises, estimated to be about $9 million between the two.
Mrazek had a break-out year in 2015-16, playing in 54 games for the Red Wings in his first full NHL campaign. The 24-year-old netminder posted a 27-16-6 record with a .921 save percentage, 2.33 goals-against average and four shutouts.
In 2014-15, Mrazek made 29 appearances between the pipes; he played in nine games in 2013-14.
DeKeyser, 26, recently completed his third full season with the Wings after signing with the team as a coveted free-agent defenseman in 2013. The Western Michigan alum has logged 234 NHL games, all with Detroit, and has posted 14 goals, 61 assists, a career plus-27 and 118 penalty minutes.