Wings' Gustav Nyquist files for salary arbitration

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News

Detroit — Gustav Nyquist was one of 23 restricted free agents who Sunday filed for salary arbitration.

By choosing to go this route, Nyquist will continue to negotiate with the Red Wings until arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place between July 20 and August 4 in Toronto.

Typically, a player and his team come to a contract agreement before the arbitration hearings take place.

Nyquist, whose salary cap hit was $1.05 million last season, can no longer sign an offer sheet from another team.

Nyquist, 25, had 54 points (927 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games last season, before scoring two points (one goal, one assist) in the seven-game playoff series against Tampa Bay. He had 28 goals in 57 games the season before.

The Red Wings also Sunday signed retricted free-agent Landon Ferraro to a one-year contract worth $600,000.

Ferraro, 24, signed a two-way contract meaning he can be sent back down to Grand Rapids.

Ferraro scored a career-high 27 goals in Grand Rapids, and had one goal in three games with the Red Wings.

Ferraro is expected to battle for a fourth-line job with the Red Wings.

Nyquist, along with forwards Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen, are remaining restricted free agents.