Report: Oilers' Puljujarvi to receive qualifying offer

Jonathan Kozub / National Hockey League / Getty

The Edmonton Oilers will extend a qualifying offer to restricted free-agent forward Jesse Puljujarvi, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector.

By qualifying the 21-year-old, the Oilers would maintain his rights if he decides to play in Europe next season - something the winger's agent said will happen if he isn't traded away from Edmonton.

Oilers general manager Ken Holland said recently that he'll only deal Puljujarvi if it makes sense for the team.

After being selected by Edmonton with the fourth overall pick of the 2016 draft, Puljujarvi has struggled to carve out a role, contributing just 17 goals and 37 points in 139 career contests.

The qualifying offer to Puljujarvi must include a 5 percent raise, or just over $874,000, Spector added.

Teams have until 5 p.m. ET on June 25 to extend qualifying offers to their restricted free agents.

Report: Oilers' Puljujarvi to receive qualifying offer
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox