The Canadiens and restricted free-agent Lars Eller have a salary arbitration hearing slated for Friday with the team and player submitting their respective financial figures on Wednesday – and they are very far apart when it comes to a new contract.
The Canadiens are offering $1.65 million, while Eller is looking for $3.1 million. Eller earned $1.5 million last season when he posted 12-14-26 totals in 77 regular-season games and had 5-8-13 totals in 17 playoff games.
P.K. Subban, the Canadiens’ other restricted free agent, has an arbitration hearing slated for Aug. 1 and the defenceman will be looking for a huge raise from the $3.75 million he earned last season when he posted 10-43-53 totals in 82 regular-season games and had 5-9-14 totals in 17 playoff games.
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