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Eight players receive qualifying offer from Kings

Tuesday, 07.02.2013 / 10:23 PM / News

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Eight players receive qualifying offer from Kings
The Los Angeles Kings reportedly made qualifying offers to eight players on Tuesday, while allowing three others to become free agents by opting not to make offers.

The Los Angeles Kings reportedly made a qualifying offer to eight players Tuesday, allowing three others to become free agents by opting not to make an offer.

The Los Angeles Times reported the Kings made an offer to forwards Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis, Jordan Nolan and Brian O'Neill; defensemen Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin and Andrew Bodnarchuk; and goaltender Martin Jones.

The most notable of the three players not to receive an offer was 24-year-old defenseman Keaton Ellerby, who was acquired from the Florida Panthers in February when injuries struck the Kings' defense corps. Ellerby, the 10th player taken in the 2007 NHL Draft, had three assists and was plus-5 in 35 games.

The Kings could re-sign him when free agency begins Friday.

In addition to Ellerby, defenseman David Kolomatis and wing Stefan Legein were not given a qualifying offer.

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