Bruins' Heinen, Cehlarik file for arbitration

Patrick Dunne

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Bruins wingers Danton Heinen and Peter Cehlarik were two of 40 NHL restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration by the Friday 5 p.m. deadline, according to the NHL Players Association.

Heinen, who turned 24 Friday, made $925,000 last season in the year of his entry-level contract. He's likely in for a raise that'll bring him as much as a $3 million salary. The 2014 fourth-round draft pick had 11 goals and 23 assists in 77 games last season, down from his rookie year of 16-31–47. He played on the third line with midseason acquisitions Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson.

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Johansson, 28, an unrestricted free agent winger, is rumored to have as many as 10 teams interested in him and he'll likely command a multi-year deal at $5 million a year or more.

Cehlarik, who turns 24 in August, played 20 games for Boston last season. The 2013 third-round pick had four goals and two assists. 

The Bruins and the players will submit salary figures and decisions are expected in July in August. Teams can choose whether to accept the arbitrator's awards as one- or two-year deals and the sides can continue to negotiate until the arbitration decision.

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