Blackhawks Campoli, Stalberg file for salary arbitration


Viktor Stalberg

and defenseman

Chris Campoli

of the

Chicago Blackhawks

were among 23


players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday.

The players are restricted free agents and general manager Stan Bowman has been negotiating with their agents in an effort to sign them to contracts. Last week, Bowman expressed confidence he would get Stalberg and Campoli, along with

Michael Frolik

--who isn't arbitration eligible--signed to deals.

NHL arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug.4.

Last season, the Hawks and

Antti Niemi

went to arbitration and after the goaltender was awarded a $2.75 million one-year deal, the Hawks let him walk as a free agent.

Campoli and Stalberg can still reach agreement with the Hawks prior to the arbitration hearings.