Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yes Nigel. And Keith. And Scott...

The Coyotes have qualified 12 RFAs including most of those expected including Scott Upshall and Keith Yandle. Bubble players Nigel Dawes and Dan Winnik were qualified as well as Enver Lisin, who has been tendered an offer from a Russian KHL team.

By issuing a qualifying offer, the team essentially keeps the players rights. Players can sign the QO or negotiate for a longer, larger contract. 4 players -- Dawes, Upshall, Winnik and Lepisto have the right to file for arbitration.

Joakim Lindstrom was the only player who spent the majority of his time with the big club last year who was not qualified. He is now a unrestricted free agent.

Here's the official announcement...


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