How much was his qualifying offer set at? I can't imagine they'd let Zubrus go for nothing, especially with Ovechkin as their core player now, a young russian like Zubrus would be a welcome addition you'd think.
Ponikarovsky was qualified last summer, and didn't sign, so the Leafs didn't have to qualify him again.
Should Domi re-sign, the Leafs will either trade Belak or send Perrott to the Marlies on a minor-league salary. Belak received a qualifying offer of $798,000 and Perrott was qualified at the league minimum of $450,000.
Also qualified yesterday were centre/right winger Nik Antropov ($1 million), defenceman Aki Berg ($1.1 million) and defenceman Karel Pilar ($450,000). Chad Kilger, who was picked up on waivers at the trade deadline in 2004, was not given a qualifying offer, but re-signed with the Leafs on a one-year deal at $475,000.
The qualifying offer the Leafs made to Alexei Ponikarovsky last summer still stands and with the 24 per cent rollback, his offer stands at the league minimum of $450,000.
I'm somewhat surprised to hear that Eaton was non-tendered by the Preds. They clearly have some young guys that they want to work in, but a team in need of a cheap, reliable #5/#6 guy with a bit of upside to perhaps play second pairing should be looking his way.
Maybe not younger but Matt Bradley & Michal Rozsival were untendered by the Pens.
Ramzi Abid & Rob Scuderi are free agents now as well though the team has agreed to a deal "in principle" with Scuderi.
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