Strome, Samsonov, Heinen among players who didn't receive qualifying offers

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A handful of notable players who didn't receive qualifying offers before Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline have now become unrestricted free agents.

As expected, forward Dylan Strome didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Chicago Blackhawks, which would have been worth $3.6 million, according to CapFriendly. Strome was a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights. The 25-year-old pitched in with 48 points in 69 contests and potted a career-high 22 goals this past season.

The Washington Capitals opted not to qualify goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who would have been owed an offer of $2 million and was eligible for arbitration. Samsonov, 25, authored a .896 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average through 44 appearances in 2021-22.

Washington also traded netminder Vitek Vanecek to the New Jersey Devils last week.

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't tender a qualifying offer to forward Danton Heinen, who was due an offer of $1.1 million and had arbitration rights. Heinen scored a career-high 18 goals in 76 games during his first season in Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs didn't qualify forward Ondrej Kase, who was also arbitration-eligible and would have been owed $1.25 million.

Kase, 26, didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Boston Bruins last offseason, either, after injuries limited him to just nine appearances across two campaigns in Beantown. He enjoyed a solid bounce-back season in Toronto, putting up 14 goals and 13 assists in 50 contests.

Here are more notable players who passed the deadline without receiving a qualifying offer from their clubs:

Player Team
F Sonny Milano ANA
F Sam Steel ANA
F Dominik Kubalik CHI
F Nicolas Aube-Kubel COL
F Brendan Lemieux LAK
F Rem Pitlick MTL
D Kale Clague MTL
F Adam Gaudette OTT
D Victor Mete OTT
F Ryan Donato SEA
D Haydn Fleury SEA
F Jonathan Dahlen SJS
D Nicolas Meloche SJS
F Matthew Highmore VAN
F Evgeny Svechnikov WPG

Even though these players will hit the open market on Wednesday, a deal can still come to fruition with their respective teams beforehand.

Strome, Samsonov, Heinen among players who didn't receive qualifying offers
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