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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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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.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
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13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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