On Thursday evening, Dallas Stars goaltender Richard Bachman and defenseman Mark Fistric filed for salary arbitration prior to the 5 p.m., deadline on July 5.
This means that if the player and organization are unable to come to an agreement on a new deal, a hearing will occur between the team, the player and a third party salary arbitrator at some point between the dates of July 20 and August 4 to determine a new salary for the 2012-13 season.
Bachman valiantly stepped into the spotlight after Kari Lehtonen fell to an injury halfway through the year.
In his first season as backup, the 24-year old Salt Lake City native went 8-5-1 in 18 appearances, recorded a ....
The Islanders won a hard fought 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night, and it can be termed hard fought for many reasons; the Isles saw a three-goal lead get washed away to a tie in the second period; Rick DiPietro pulled his groin, forcing Al Montoya to start the third period; the Stars kept coming back on the score board; and last but not least, Nino Niederreiter left the game with a concussion after a devastating hit from Stars defenseman, Mark Fistric.