Sabres qualify seven RFAs including Mark Pysyk, Johan Larsson
Seven young players have all been given qualifying offers. Find out who below.
Hockey's busy season means news break left and right and sometimes on Monday night.
The Buffalo Sabres just announced that they've issued qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents: Mark Pysyk, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller, Nathan Lieuwen, Jerry D'Amigo, Phil Varone, and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc.
The Sabres have tendered qualifying offers to seven RFAs: D’Amigo, Larsson, Leduc, Lieuwen, Pysyk, Schaller, Varone http://t.co/2pJGbjvG1i— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) June 29, 2015
They did not qualify Zac Dalpe, Kevin Sundher, and Jordan Samuels-Thomas, who will now hit the open market.
Pysyk and Larsson were no-brainer offers, as both are expected to make a significant contribution next season in the NHL. As for the others, Varone, D'Amigo, and Schaller all saw decent time last season in the NHL, while Lieuwen and Gauthier-Leduc have shown enough promise in the past to warrant some more time.
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