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Hurricanes Qualify Seven Players

Monday, 06.30.2014 / 5:00 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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Hurricanes Qualify Seven Players
The Carolina Hurricanes have extended qualifying offers to seven players.
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The Carolina Hurricanes today extended qualifying offers to forwards Zach Boychuk, Greg Nemisz, Justin Shugg, Jared Staal and Jiri Tlusty and defensemen Michal Jordan and Rasmus Rissanen, retaining their restricted free agent statuses.

Tlusty is perhaps the most notable name on this list, as he led the team with 23 goals in the 2012-13 48-game season. Last year, Tlusty tallied 30 points (16g, 14a) in 68 games, missing time due to an appendectomy. Boychuk also saw time with the big club last season, scoring a goal and adding three assists in 11 games.

Forwards Drayson Bowman, Andrei Loktionov, Aaron Palushaj and Kellan Tochkin and defenseman Tommi Kivisto were not qualified and will become unrestricted free agents on Wednesday, July 1.

The following players are also unrestricted free agents: forwards Nicolas Blanchard, Radek Dvorak, Manny Malhotra, Brett Sutter, defensemen Brett Bellemore, Matthew Corrente, Mark Flood, Mike Komisarek and Joni Pitkanen (heel) and goaltenders Justin Peters and Mike Murphy.

The Canes made a trio of signings on June 24, inking impending unrestricted free agents Chris Terry (one year) and Ron Hainsey (three years) and restricted free agent Nathan Gerbe (two years).

Our oft-updated contract chart provides a visual look at all under contract with the organization.



SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72