BHN Daily Links: Heinen Files For Salary Arbitration, Penguins Extend Sullivan
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BHN Daily Links: Heinen Files For Salary Arbitration, Penguins Extend Sullivan

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The first week of NHL Free Agency is in the books as most of the action happened back on Monday, July 1. There are several big name free agents still out there, including both Jake Gardiner and Joe Thornton. Not to mention, the notable RFAs that have yet to be signed and could receive an offer sheet from other teams. On Friday, the NHLPA announced that 40 players filed for salary arbitration, more on that later. Here is the news that made headlines on Friday July 5th.

As mentioned earlier, 40 players filed for salary arbitration Friday. One of those players was Boston Bruins forward Danton Heinen. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are keeping their head coach around a little longer. The team agreed to extend Mike Sullivan for another four-years yesterday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Another player that filed for salary arbitration on Friday was Penguins forward Zach-Aston Reese, our colleague Dan Kingerski has more on that over at PHN. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now.)

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to keep their young core pieces together as the team signed RFA forward Cedric Paquette to a new two-year contract. (TSN)

After trading for Alex Kerfoot and Cody Ceci, the Toronto Maple Leafs extended both players, giving Kerfoot a new four-year contract. Ceci, meanwhile, was given a one-year extension. (NHL.com)

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Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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