The Philadelphia Flyers have extended qualifying offers to seven of their eight restricted free agents.
The one restricted free agent to not receive a qualifying offer is Petr Mrazek. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Ron Hextall noted during exit interviews that they would be unlikely to qualify the netminder.
Here are the seven RFAs that the Flyers sent qualifying offers to.
All three of the forwards saw time in the NHL this season with Leier (39 games) leading the way ahead of Goulbourne (9) and Martel (4). Hägg was a mainstay on the Flyers blueline until late in the season, while Willcox spent the entire year in the AHL.
It was an exciting year for Alex Lyon, who made headlines by winning the five-overtime game in the Calder Cup Playoffs. He was solid in net all year long, including a good stretch with the Flyers when they were in a pinch.
Anthony Stolarz missed all of the 2017-18 season, but he is now healthy and ready to show he’s still got it in 2018-19.
The Flyers retain these seven players’ rights with free agency opening on Sunday. You can assume that all seven will be back with the Flyers organizaion. The three forwards have a chance to play on the Flyers’ fourth line, Hagg will be a bottom-four defenseman, and the two goalies will likely split time in the AHL with Carter Hart.
The Flyers will open Development Camp later this week. Check out the full roster and schedule.
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