Jun 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) reacts after failing to score on a wrap-around attempt against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in game three of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Report: New York Rangers' Brassard, Zuccarello, Kreider file for arbitration

The New York Rangers currently have three forwards who are restricted free agents. And all three of them want arbitration.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post shared the news via Twitter this morning:

According to Brooks, Derick Brassard, Matz Zuccarello and Chris Kreider have all filed for arbitration. If arbitration reaches a hearing, both the players and the team will be able to make their case as to why they feel they deserve a certain amount.

This has the potential to help buy time for a long term deal to be reached which could greatly benefit the Rangers. These three players were key to helping the club reach the Stanley Cup Finals during the 2013-14 campaign, and keeping them on the roster would be smart.

Brassard is coming off of a four year, $12.8 million deal which has a $3.2 million cap hit. Zuccarello is coming off of a one year, $1.15 million contract. Kreider is coming off of an entry level contract which had an $800,000 cap hit.

The Rangers currently have just over $14 million in cap space and all three players should expect a salary increase after coming off of such an excellent season.

The only other restricted free agent is defenseman John Moore, who is not currently eligible for salary arbitration.

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