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Qualifying Offers Extended

Tuesday, 06.27.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Qualifying Offers Extended

June 27, 2006

The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has extended qualifying offers to 22 restricted free agents. Player have until July 5 to either accept the qualifying offer or elect for arbitration.

Offers were extended to:

Maxim Afinogenov
Daniel Briere
Martin Biron
Brian Campbell
Tim Connolly
J.P. Dumont
Paul Gaustad
Jeff Jillson
Dmitri Kalinin
Ales Kotalik
Toni Lydman
Adam Mair
Ryan Miller
Jiri Novotny
Nathan Paetsch
Andrew Peters
Jason Pominville
Taylor Pyatt
Derek Roy
Mike Ryan
Henrik Tallinder
Chris Thorburn

Only enforcer Sean McMorrow and goaltender Michael Leighton were not qualified. Both now become unrestricted free agents.

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Players Under Contract For Next Season
Michael Card
Chris Drury
Michael Funk
Jochen Hecht
Dylan Hunter
Patrick Kaleta
Clarke MacArthur
Mark Mancari
Drew Stafford
Thomas Vanek

Restricted Free Agents
Maxim Afinogenov
Martin Biron
Daniel Briere
Brian Campbell
Tim Connolly
JP Dumont
Paul Gaustad
Jeff Jillson
Dmitri Kalinin
Ales Kotalik
Toni Lydman
Adam Mair
Ryan Miller
Jiri Novotny
Nathan Paetsch
Daniel Paille
Andrew Peters
Jason Pominville
Taylor Pyatt
Michael Ryan
Derek Roy
Henrik Tallinder
Chris Thorburn

Unrestricted Free Agents
David Cullen
Rory Fitzpatrick
Mike Grier
Doug Janik
Michael Leighton
Jay McKee
Sean McMorrow
Teppo Numminen
Chris Taylor
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