Mats Zuccarello’s arbitration date is set for July 31.
The Rangers and Zuccarello have just over two weeks to negotiate a contract before his hearing.
Since Zuccarello filed for arbitration, the Rangers will have the option of selecting a one or two year award. They cannot walk away from any award less than $3.5 million, which Zuccarello’s award will surely be.
Zuccarello is two years away from unrestricted free agency. In 27 games last season, regular season and playoffs combined, he had 4 goals and 11 assists.