Source: The Sabres have qualified six restricted free agents

Evan Rodrigues gets a 10% raise

Paul Hamilton
June 19, 2019 - 4:16 pm

Las Vegas, NV (WGR 550) - Sources have confirmed to me that the Sabres have tendered qualifying offers to restricted free agents Johan Larsson, Zemgus Girgensons, Evan Rodrigues, Jake McCabe, C.J. Smith and Linus Ullmark.  

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Larsson’s offer is $1.475 million, while Girgensons' tender is $1.6 million. McCabe also got $1.6 million, Rodrigues received $726,500, Ullmark’s offer was $787,500, while Smith’s offer was $917,831.

In 420 games, Girgensons has 49 goals and 70 assists for 119 points. That averages 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points over 82 games for the former first round pick in 2012.

In 330 games with Buffalo, Larsson has 32 goals and 47 assists for 79 points. That averages eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points over 82 games.

Smith has two goals and one assist in 13 NHL games. He’s netted 45 goals in his last 119 games with Rochester.

Rodrigues has played 154 games with the Sabres, scoring 21 goals and 41 assists for 62 points. That averages to 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points over 82 games.

McCabe has 14 goals and 47 assists for 61 points in 274 NHL games. That averages out to four goals and 14 assists for 18 points over 82 games.

In goal, Ullmark is 24-27-7 in 63 NHL games. He has a 2.88 goals-against and .910 save percentage.

That leaves Remi Elie, Sean Malone and Eric Cornel as the Sabres' remaining restricted free agents.

The unrestricted guys are Jason Pominville, Danny O’Regan, Kyle Criscuolo, Taylor Leier, Matt Tennyson and Matt Moulson.

In other news from the NHL Awards, Montreal will host the 2020 NHL Draft, while St. Louis will host the 2020 NHL All-Star game.

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