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Tampa Bay Lightning makes qualifying offers to potential free agents Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell

The Lightning on Monday made qualifying contract offers to center Steven Stamkos and right wing Teddy Purcell, insuring the team retains negotiating rights to both if they become restricted free agents on Friday.

Both offers were for 105 percent of the players' 2010-11 salaries. By making the offers, Tampa Bay has the right to match any outside offers the players receive.

Notably not qualified was defenseman Mike Lundin, who had a goal and 12 points and was minus-3 in 69 games last season while averaging 20:24 of ice time. General manager Steve Yzerman said Lundin, with whom contract talks had stalled, likely would have received a too-high an arbitration award.

Non-qualified players can become unrestricted free agents on Friday.

Qualified: Bruno Gervais, D; Johan Harju, LW; Riku Helenius, G; Scott Jackson, D; Teddy Purcell, RW; Steven Stamkos, LW.

Not qualified: Alex Berry, RW; Stefano Giliati, LW; Mike Lundin, D; Vladimir Mihalik, D; Levi Nelson, C; Kevin Quick, D (signed AHL contract with Norfolk); Matt Smaby, D; Paul Szczechura, C.

Tampa Bay Lightning makes qualifying offers to potential free agents Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell 06/27/11 [Last modified: Monday, June 27, 2011 6:02pm]
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