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Binnington, Trouba, and Heinen among 40 players to file for salary arbitration

Friday was the deadline for arbitration eligible restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration. There were 40 players that elected to go that route. The most notable players to file were St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup winning goalie Jordan Binnington, recently acquired New York Rangers defender Jacob Trouba, and Boston Bruins forward Danton Heinen. Binnington’s arbitration case would be by far the most interesting one if it reaches that point. On one hand, he is still a bit of an unknown having played just 59 games (regular season and playoffs combined) in the NHL at the age of 25, so anything the Blues give him on a long-term contract would be a bit of a gamble. But he did help turn the Blues’ season around and backstopped t ...