Mar 6, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser (45) warms up before playing against the Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Senators 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Fraser will file for salary arbitration with Leafs

According to TSN analyst, Aaron Ward, Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenseman Mark Fraser will file for salary arbitration.

Fraser, 26, completed his first full season with the Maple Leafs and is now an unrestricted free agent.

In 45 games with the Leafs this season, Fraser had 8 assists, 85 penalty minutes and held an impressive plus-18 rating.

About a week ago, the Leafs submitted a qualifying offer to retain Fraser’s rights as a restricted free agent, but he rejected it as he’s looking for a one-way contract, and not a two-way.

So, by filing for salary arbitration, Fraser’s representatives hope to force the Leafs into negotiating a one-way deal, which Fraser does indeed deserve.

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