The San Jose Sharks have tendered qualifying offers to three players prior to the upcoming July 1 deadline. Among the skaters who have received QO’s are Devin Setoguchi, Steven Zalewski and Derek Joslin. By tendering the offers, the Sharks keep the players on their reserve list as restricted free agents.
As restricted free agents, the Sharks have the right to match any contract offered to the players or they have the ability to accept compensation in the form of draft picks (depending on the contract’s financial terms). San Jose also has the ability to continue negotiating with the players and have exclusive rights to this until Thursday.
San Jose did not qualify Daniel Rahimi, Matt Jones or Michael Vernace. Thus, Rahimi, Jones and Vernace will become unrestricted free agents on July 1 unless something changes.