Darcy Regier confirmed last night the Sabres have extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents: Nathan Gerbe, Jhonas Enroth, Marc Gragnani, Mike Weber and Andrej Sekera. The Buffalo News’ John Vogl posted some audio of Kevin Devine, the Sabres’ director of amateur scouting, stating he would like to pick up a second round pick (the Sabres currently do not have one). You can list to that here.
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.
If the qualifying offer is not made, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
If the player rejects a qualifying offer, he remains a restricted free agent.
The qualifying offers will shake out to be:
Andrej Sekera $1,250,000
Jhonas Enroth $666,000
Nathan Gerbe $803,250
Mike Weber $605,000
Marc-Andre Gragnani $550,000
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Thomas Vanek ($7.142m) / Jason Pominville ($5.300m) / Derek Roy ($4.000m)
Drew Stafford ($4.000m) / Brad Boyes ($4.000m) / Jochen Hecht ($3.525m)
Paul Gaustad ($2.300m) / Patrick Kaleta ($0.907m) / Tyler Ennis ($0.875m)
/ Nathan Gerbe ($0.803m) / Ales Kotalik ($3.000m)
Jordan Leopold ($3.000m) / Shaone Morrisonn ($2.075m)
Tyler Myers ($1.300m) / Andrej Sekera ($1.250m)
Robyn Regehr ($4.020m) / Mike Weber ($0.605m)
Marc-Andre Gragnani ($.55m)
Ryan Miller ($6.250m) / Jhonas Enroth ($0.666m)
BUYOUTS: Tim Kennedy ($0.166m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $55,186,274; BONUSES: $425,000
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $11,563,726