Craig Smith has inked a five-year, $21.25 million contract with the Nashville Predators.
According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca, there is a $1.75 million difference between what Craig Smith has asked for and what the Predators have offered in arbitration.
The arbitration hearing for Craig Smith is set for July 20.
Craig Smith has elected to file for salary arbitration.
Nashville Predators GM David Poile sees RFA Craig Smith as part of the future.
Nashville Predators GM David Poile said that they're talking to all of their RFAs about contract extensions.
Craig Smith will be a restricted free agent in July and he'll probably earn more than the $4 million he made in two seasons on his last deal.
Craig Smith was not on the ice with the rest of his Predator teammates for Saturday morning's line rushes.
Craig Smith picked up a pair of assists in Nashville's 4-2 loss to Chicago in game three of their best-of-seven series.
Craig Smith had a great game, scoring two goals and recording a power play assist during Friday's 6-2 win over Chicago to tie the series at one.
Craig Smith has been fined $5,000 for his high-stick on Sabres' forward Jerry D'Amigo.
Craig Smith tallied a goal for the Predators in their 3-0 win against the Sabres on Saturday night.
The Nashville Predators ended an 0-for-18 slump on the power play on Saturday night.
Craig Smith netted a goal for the Predators in their 2-1 win over the Kings on Saturday night.