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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wheeler awaits arbitor's ruling

By James Murphy

Toronto -- The Bruins and Blake Wheeler concluded their arbitration hearing early Tuesday afternoon and will now wait 48 hours for the arbitrator's decision on how much the restricted free agent winger will be paid in 2010-11 on what will be a one-year contract. Unlike arbitration hearings of old, which could get very nasty as teams picked apart a player's game, both sides said they were very happy with the manner in which the hearing was conducted.

"Went fine. Professionally handled on both sides. Decision in 48 hrs," was the e-mail response to ESPNBoston.com from Wheeler's agent Matt Keator after he and his client walked out of the hearing.

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