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Blog note: In a nutshell, Registered Free Agents (RFA) are players coming off their Entry Level contracts but do not yet qualify to become Unrestricted Free Agents. Teams retain negotiating rights with the player by extending the qualifying offer. Qualifying offers are proposed contract extensions preventing players from becoming UFA. Generally teams offer a 5% – 10% increase on the previous salary, dependent upon the player’s previous year salary. A qualifying offer may be for one or a two year term.
If the player rejects the qualifying offer the sides proceed to arbitration.

The Ducks issued qualifying offers to the following players:
Matt Beleskey
Kyle Palmieri
Mat Clark
Alex Grant

 Matt Beleskey, Kyle Palmieri and Mat Clark need no introduction to Ducks fans. 

Ducks received Alex Grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for enforcer Harry Zolnierczyk.

Blog note: 

The following players were not issued qualifying offers:
Marco Cousineau
Josh Brittain
Matt Kennedy
Ryan Parent

I’ve been wondering how long Marco Cousineau would remain a Duck. A couple of years ago he was discussed on this blog as not to be underrated mainly for his ability to find a way to hang in the org. We wish him well.

This is Ryan Parent’s fourth org since being taken 18th in the 1st rnd by Nashville in the 2005 Entry Draft.