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Per Larry Brooks, the NY Rangers have sent out qualifying offers to three restricted free agents. Tony DeAngelo, Brendan Lemieux, and Alex Georgiev have all received their qualifying offers.

Ryan Strome is the only Ranger who has confirmed to have not received a qualifying offer. Phil Di Giuseppe’s status is unknown.

Qualifying offers are one year offers with salary increases mandated by the CBA. Players earning less than $660k get a mandated 10% bump. Players between $660k and $1 million get a 5% bump. Anyone over $1 million get their salary matched. This means the following breakdown:

  • DeAngelo: $971,250
  • Lemieux: $971,250
  • Georgiev: $735,000
  • Strome: $3.2 million
  • Di Giuseppe: $735,000

It is highly unlikely any of the three accept their qualifying offers. However it does ensure the Rangers retain their rights and receive offer sheet compensation if that occurs. At the very least, we know the Rangers want to keep those three around.

As for Strome, well we’ve written about how a long term deal would be a dangerous proposition. Apparently the Rangers think so too. For the NY Rangers to not even include him in the initial batch of qualifying offers going out speaks volumes.

Of course, it could just mean a trade is coming.


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