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Bruins Qualify Nine

from the Boston Bruins,
The Boston Bruins have tendered qualifying offers to nine players, it was announced today by Bruins Interim General Manager Jeff Gorton. As of 5:00 p.m. on June 26, the following players become Group II (restricted) free agents, with the Bruins having the right to match any offer made by another team or due draft pick compensation should the team decide not to match an offer: Andrew Alberts, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Boyes, Nick Boynton, Milan Jurcina, Nathan Robinson, Martin Samuelsson, Jordan Sigalet and David Tanabe. A qualifying offer had also been sent to Andrew Raycroft prior to his June 24 trade to Toronto. Brian Eklund, Ivan Huml, Josh Langfeld and Pat Leahy were not tendered qualifying offers and will become unrestricted free agents able to sign with any team as of July 1.
added 5:21pm, from the Dallas Stars,
Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has made qualifying offers to the following players: defenseman Trevor Daley, goaltender Dan Ellis, right wing Junior Lessard (pronounced leh-SAHRD), center Steve Ott, goaltender Mike Smith, and left wing Mathias Tjarnqvist (SHARN-kwist). Left wings David Bararuk (BAIR-a-ruhk) and Jaroslav Svoboda (svah-BOH-da) were not extended qualifying offers. Per club policy, financial terms of each respective qualifying offer were not disclosed.

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