The Anaheim Ducks got care of some business a couple of days ago by sending some restricted free agent’s qualifying offers. The RFA’s who received qualifying offers were Matt Beleskey, Kyle Palmieri, Mat Clark, and Alex Grant. The RFA’s who did not receive qualifying offers were Marco Cousineau, Josh Brittain, Matt Kennedy, and Ryan Parent. So, toodles to those four.
Here is how qualifying offers work. A RFA who earned less than $660,000 the previous season must be offered 110% of last season’s salary. RFA’s who earned up to $1 million the previous season must be offered 105% of last season’s salary. RFA’s who earned over $1 million must be offered 100%. If a player accepts the offer, naturally, he stays. If he declines, he remains a RFA until he accepts the offer or an offer sheet from another franchise. If he does not accept the offer by December 1, he is ineligible to play for the rest of the NHL season.