What was first reported by Darren Dreger on Twitter now appears to be fact with the hearing to determine if the Nashville Predators filed their qualifying offers to their seven restricted free agents in a timely manner will be held a week from today on July 8 at a yet to be determined location.
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Multiple sources are reporting that a grievance hearing has been set for July 8 to determine whether the Nashville Predators failed to submit qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents prior to this past Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.
The players involved are Sergei Kostitsyn, Matt Halischuk, Nick Spaling, Chris Mueller, Andreas Thuresson, Linus Klasen and Cal O'Reilly. The Predators put out a news release Tuesday claiming they had issued qualifying offers to all seven players.
An arbitrator will rule on the case -- and if he finds that the Predators did not meet the deadline, the players will all become unrestricted free agents.
Buddy Oakes for PredsontheGlass