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Lightning issue qualifying offers to six players

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have issued qualifying offers to six players, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.  There were four players who were not qualified. 

Below is a list of players receiving qualifying offers:

Pos.           Player             
RW             Brett Connolly
D                Dmitry Korobov
RW             Cody Kunyk
RW             Richard Panik
LW             Philippe Paradis
D                Andrej Sustr

The deadline for NHL clubs to issue offers is today.  By issuing qualifying offers to the aforementioned players, the Lightning are given the right of the first refusal or draft choice compensation should the player sign an offer sheet with another NHL club. 

Players who did not receive qualifying offers are defensemen Keith Aulie and Charles Landry, forward Geoff Walker and goaltender Anders Lindback.  They will all become unrestricted free agents tomorrow.

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