After hearing briefs from both sides today, the arbitrator is free to choose either number or anything in between. A ruling is expected no later than Thursday, 48 hours after the hearing.
If Wellwood happened to be awarded a contract worth more than $1.57 million, the Canucks could choose not to pay it and Wellwood would become an unrestricted free agent. The Canucks would be obliged to pay anything less than a salary of $1.57 million.
-Via The Province. Follow the link to read more on what Kyle Wellwood can expect at the arbitration hearing today.