Report: Tomas Fleischmann, Jeff Schultz File For Arbitration

Second-line center Tomas Fleischmann and defenseman Jeff Schultz have both filed for arbitration, according to TSN. Their hearings will occur sometime between July 20 and August 5, though the team could come to an agreement with both prior to their scheduled arbitration dates.

Both players were major cogs in the Capitals' remarkable season, but both (especially Fleischmann) struggled in the playoffs. Nevertheless, they are both due for a raise on their current contracts.

The 24-year old Schultz may end up with the biggest raise after leading the NHL in plus/minus this past season with a remarkable Plus-50.  He added three goals and 20 assists in 73 games, helping lead the Caps to the Southwest Division crown.  He earned just $715,000 last year.

Schultz's teammate Tomas Fleischmann should also be in line for a hefty jump in pay after scoring 23 goals and adding 28 assists in just 69 games last season while earning $725,000.

For more on the news, check out SB Nation's Capitals blog Japers Rink

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