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Friday, July 18, 2008

Veilleux closing in on arbitration hearing

From Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Veilleux, a restricted free agent representing himself in negotiations, cleared waivers and remained Wild property with an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday. Assistant GM Tom Lynn flew to Toronto on Thursday afternoon to get situated for the hearing, but teams and players often figure out a way to avoid what can be an acrimonious process.

The Wild hopes that clearing waivers displays to Veilleux that his contract demands are unreasonable.

But Veilleux maintained Thursday that he knows his "value," although he won't divulge what he's seeking.

Read the entire story here.

If I had to bet, I'd say these two sides will head to arbitration on Monday, and Veilleux will end up losing his case.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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