TORONTO New York Rangers winger Nikolai Zherdev and forward Jiri Hudler of the Detroit Red Wings are among 20 players who have elected salary arbitration, the NHL Players' Association announced Sunday night.

Zherdev, who tied former Rangers forward Scott Gomez for a team-high 58 points (23 goals, 35 assists), is looking for a raise on the US$3.25 million salary he made last season.

Hudler had 57 point last season (23 goals, 34 assists) with four goals eight assists coming in the post-season, including three assists in Detroit's Stanley Cup final series with Pittsburgh. Hudler made $1.15 million last season.

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