Flyers extend qualifying offers to 4 players ahead of free agency
Ahead of the start of free agency on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers have extended qualify offers to four players, making them restricted free agents. The four RFAs include Connor Bunnaman, Carter Hart, David Kase, and Travis Sanheim. Forward Pascal Laberge did not receive a QO, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Since being drafted in 2016 by the Flyers, Laberge has struggled with staying healthy but was able to put up four points with the Phantoms in 2020 through 14 appearances. David Kase is playing with HC Sparta this upcoming season, but Philadelphia offered the QO to retain his rights once he heads to the NHL. Kase signed a two year deal with Sparta back in May.
According to Cap Friendly, heading into free agency, the Flyers will have $11.7 million in cap space. It’s very likely that Sanheim and Hart won’t sign the qualifying offer, and will end up using a good amount of Philadelphia’s cap space. Sanheim made $3.2 million last season, and will likely see a marginal raise in his new contract. Hart will probably command around the same amount, leaving Philly with a few million to use on a backup goalie and depth.
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