The Montreal Canadiens and restricted free agent P.K. Subban went to salary arbitration on Friday after the two sides were unable to strike a deal by the 9 a.m. ET deadline.
Subban was seeking an $8.5 million salary for the upcoming season while the Canadiens offered $5.25 million. He is coming off a two-year, $5.75 million contract.
Subban, 25, followed up winning the Norris Trophy in 2013 with 10 goals, 43 assists, a minus-4 rating and 81 penalty minutes in 82 games last season.
The arbitrator has 48 hours to make a ruling.