The Nashville Predators released the list of pending restricted free agents that they made qualifying offers to before Sunday's July first free agency period begins.
Players who earned less than $660,000 in the previous season must be offered 110 percent of last season's salary. Players making up to $1 million must be offered 105 percent. Players making over $1 million must be offered 100 percent of their salary.
The Preds qualified the following five players who are not arbitration eligible (2011-12 NHL base salary in parenthesis - from CapGeek.com).
Jonathon Blum ($787,500)
Jack Maclellan ($692,500)
Alexander Radulov ($984,200)
Jeremy Smith ($600,000)
Colin Wilson ($875,000)
The following players are arbitration eligible and were qualified by the team.
Atte Engren ($610,000)
Sergei Kostitsyn ($2,500,000)
Teemu Laakso ($675,000)
Ryan Thang ($565,000)
Shea Weber ($7,500,000)
These players were not qualified and will become free agents on July 1.
Ryan Flynn ($525,000)
Jack Hillen ($650,000)
Zack Stortini ($550,000)
Finally, the following players are pure unrestricted free agents and are free to negotiate with all 30 NHL teams on July 1.
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