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Hawks' Niemi files for salary arbitration

Updated: July 6, 2010, 12:42 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Antti Niemi heads the list of 31 players headed to salary arbitration, the NHL Players' Association said Monday night.

Niemi's Chicago-based agent Bill Zito, who confirmed the filing, and Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman continue to discuss various opportunities for long-term and short-term deals.

If Niemi signs a one-year contract, whether it's through arbitration or negotiation, he becomes an unrestricted free ...

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