According to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record:
Source: a system arbitrator has been agreed upon and a day/site for the Kovalchuk arbitration has been set. Don't know either, yet.
The objective remains that the case will be settled by the end of next week. So, you can guess that the hearing will be Monday/Tuesday
As you know by now, once the hearing is held, the decision by the arbitrator must be made within 48 hours. Many believe Kovalchuk's side has a good case to override the league's decision to reject the 27-year-old Russian star's 17-year, $102-million contract with New Jersey.
Stay tuned here and at In Lou We Trust for more.