Andrej Sustr D TB 36 minutes ago
The Lightning re-signed Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract.
Sustr received a qualifying offer over the weekend, and it didn't take long for the two sides to reach an agreement. He'll likely open 2015-16 as part of Tampa Bay's third defensive pairing, coming off a 13-point season (all assists) in 72 appearances. Sustr's two-year contract is worth $2.9 million, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.
Carl Hagelin LW NYR 11 hours ago
Hagelin was given a qualifying offer by the Ducks on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
This was a foregone conclusion after the Ducks acquired Hagelin, a restricted free agent, from the Rangers at the draft. He's likely in for a raise this season and could see an uptick in minutes in his new digs, but Hagelin's offensive limitations -- mostly his mediocre shooting ability -- make him best suited for a third-line role.
Jakob Silfverberg RW ANA 11 hours ago
Silfverberg was given a qualifying offer by the Ducks on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
After making $850,000 last season, Silfverberg looks to be in line for a significant raise following his 39-point regular season and 18 points in the playoffs. He should also be looking at regular second-line work for the Ducks next season, which could lead to a scoring breakout for the highly talented Swede.
Ryan Spooner C BOS 11 hours ago
The Bruins have extended a qualifying offer to Spooner, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
The nimble centerman is thus almost certain to return to the Bruins for 2015-16, and as things stand now, it looks like he's got first dibs on the third-line center job, with some power-play time to boot -- assuming the Bruins don't bring some depth in during free agency.
Paul Postma D WPG 12 hours ago
Postma has been given a qualifying offer by the Jets, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Despite huge offensive success in the AHL -- Postma has 68 points in his last 87 games in the minors -- the Albertan blueliner has never been able to win himself more than bottom-pairing minutes with the Jets so far. As a result, he's never scored more than nine points in an NHL season. The Jets' depth on the blue line makes it likely that Postma doesn't enjoy a large role in 2015-16 either. However, he'll surely be recovered from the lower-body injury he suffered in March by the time training camp rolls around.
Klas Dahlbeck D PHO 12 hours ago
Dahlbeck has received a qualifying offer from the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The soon-to-be 24-year-old blueliner picked up three assists while going minus-7 in 19 games with Arizona last year after being acquired from the Blackhawks. He'll likely bounce between the AHL and NHL this season, but does have some upside -- Dahlbeck picked up 10 goals and 35 points in 75 games for AHL Rockford back in 2013-14.
Brandon Gormley D PHO 12 hours ago
Gormley has been tendered a qualifying offer by the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Thus it's fairly well assured that Gormley will spend next season in Arizona. It could be the first full NHL campaign for the No. 13 pick in the 2010 draft, who picked up four points to go with a minus-7 rating while seeing limited ice time in 27 games for the Coyotes last year.
Mikkel Boedker LW PHO 12 hours ago
Boedker (spleen) has been given a qualifying offer by the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The German winger saw last season end prematurely thanks to a ruptured spleen, but is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp. It doesn't seem likely that another team will swoop in with an offer sheet for Boedker, so he'll quite likely suit up for the Coyotes again in 2015-16. It could be a breakout year if he can stay healthy, as the Coyotes look like they'll have to lean heavily on Boedker, who was on an 82-game pace for his second straight 50-point season last year, picking up 14 goals and 14 assists in 45 contests.
Craig Cunningham LW PHO 12 hours ago
Cunningham didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
He'll enter free agency coming off a season in which he recorded all of seven points in 51 games split between the Bruins and Coyotes. Cunningham does have a pair of 40-plus-point seasons to his credit in the AHL, and at just 24 years old, the former fourth-round pick seems likely to catch on with another NHL franchise -- probably on a two-way deal.
Mark Visentin G PHO 12 hours ago
Visentin wasn't given a qualifying offer by the Coyotes and will enter free agency, the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan reports.
As a 22-year-old former first-round pick who'd represented Canada in the World Junior Championship, Visentin doesn't seem like the sort of player a rebuilding franchise should cast aside, but he'll surely catch on with another franchise. Visentin didn't have a very good year with AHL Portland last season, posting a 3.25 GAA and .902 save percentage, but a new situation may be just what he needs to jump-start his career.