Lazerus stated on Twitter that the decision not to show Kubalik was not surprising, like Strome’s decision had been planning for months.
The 25-year-old was drafted by Arizona Coyotes 3rd overall in 2015. He just completed the final year of a two-year, $6 million contract, so he’d be a free agent with no compensation.
He scored 22 career goals last year, as well as 26 assists in 69 appearances for the Hawks. This was his fourth year in Windy City.
The 26-year-old was unable to face the junior season again, when he hit the net 30 times.
Last season, he scored 15 goals and 32 points in 78 games. It was also the last year of a two-year, $7.4 million agreement signed in October 2020.
Mazetro offers offers for 4 players
For their part, Edmonton Oilers made qualifying bids for strikers Tyler Benson, Ryan McLeodAnd the Jesse Poliogarvi And the Killer Yamamoto. They did not make offers to Brandon Perlini, Filip Berglund and Ostap Safin.
The 23-year-old Yamamoto scored 20 goals and added 21 assists in 81 games last season. In 186 National Hockey League games, he has 40 goals and 93 points. He was a first-round pick for the Oilers in 2017.
Puljujarvi had the best season of his career with 14 goals and 22 assists. He played 259 games in the National Hockey League, scoring 46 goals and 52 assists. He was chosen 4th overall in the 2016 draft.
McLeod is a 22-year-old striker who scored nine goals and assisted 12 in 71 games last season. He has 22 points in 81 matches at the Pittman circuit.
Finally, Benson is 23 and played 29 games for the Oilers last season. He scored a goal and added an assist.
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