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Ryan Culkin did not receive a qualifying offer from Calgary, the organization announced Monday.

Impact

Culkin split time this past season between the AHL and ECHL, including a 19-game, zero-point effort with the Stockton Heat. The unimpressive 2016-17 campaign was likely the deciding factor in the Flames' decision to part ways with their 2012 fifth-round pick.

Patrick Brown penned a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on Tuesday worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Impact

Brown was somewhat productive in the minors this past season, as he tallied 12 goals and 16 helpers in 66 outings, but he could never quite find his scoring touch in his 14 NHL contests. While the center averaged a mere 9:43 of ice time in those pointless appearances, he evidently showed general manager Ron Francis enough to warrant another season in the organization.

Max McCormick signed a two-year extension with the Senators on Tuesday.

Impact

This contract will be a two-way deal for 2017-18, but it'll shift into a one-way deal in the second year, which will have McCormick on the big club's roster all season. In 27 total NHL games, he has scored two goals and added two helpers while spending 37 minutes in the sin bin. He's flashed a bit more scoring potential in the minors, though, producing 21 goals and 15 assists in 66 games last season.

Jake Chelios inked a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on Tuesday.

Impact

Chelios has registered 30-plus points in each of his last two minor-league seasons, showing flashes of potential. The 26-year-old is still looking to make his NHL debut, but he could get a look during the 2017-18 campaign. A Michigan State University product the son of Hall of Famer Chris Chelios is a converted forward, which should help him approach the game with an offensive mindset from the blue line.

Trevor Carrick agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Monday.

Impact

Carrick failed to appear in an NHL contest this past season, instead spending the year with AHL Charlotte, where he notched four goals and 12 helpers in 57 outings. Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft, the blueliner has struggled with his rating in the past – minus-19 and minus-21 in 2014-15 and 2015-16 , respectively – but he managed a plus-2 this past year. If the 22-year-old can continue to improve his game, he could be on the short list of potential call-ups for the upcoming campaign.

The Bruins have declined to offer Colton Hargrove a contract tender, NESN.com reports.

Impact

Hargrove will thus be free to sign elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent as of July 1. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder logged eight goals and 24 points this past season in 67 games with AHL Providence. The 25-year-old, whom Boston selected 205th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, will now look to catch on with another organization as a depth power forward.

Dylan Ferguson was sent to the Golden Knights by the Stars on Monday – along with a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft – in exchange for Marc Methot.

Impact

After a rough rookie campaign with WHL Kamloops – a 4-10-0 record with a 4.13 GAA – Ferguson bounced back and went 16-10-2 in 2016-17 with a much improved 2.74 GAA, which got him picked by the Stars in the seventh round of this past weekend's draft. Having also selected Jake Oettinger with the 26th overall pick in the draft, Dallas was free to trade away some depth in goal. The 18-year-old becomes the first prospect between the pipes for Vegas, but he'll likely remain in the WHL for another season rather than joining AHL Chicago.

Vitali Abramov will miss the beginning of the Blue Jackets' development camp this week due to strep throat, Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Impact

Last season's QMJHL MVP is expected to spend the 2017-18 campaign in the AHL as he learns to adapt his small stature and high-end skill set to the pro game. The 19-year-old might be able to make an appearance in the four-day development camp by the end of the week, but the illness won't be a factor for Abramov by training camp.

Nathan Beaulieu received a qualifying offer to remain property of the Sabres.

Impact

Qualifying Beaulieu was just a formality, as the Sabres made it clear they see him as a piece of their young core and will likely sign him to a longer and more lucrative extension. Acquired in a trade from Montreal, Beaulieu finished with 28 points in 74 games with a plus-8 rating this past season, all of which were career highs. On a team that will give him a chance to play a bigger role, 30-40 points isn't out of the question for Beaulieu, especially if he pairs up with Rasmus Ristolainen on the power play. With nearly $25 million in cap space, the Sabres should have no problems re-signing the promising 24-year-old defenseman.

Zemgus Girgensons received a qualifying offer from the Sabres, making him a restricted free agent.

Impact

Girgensons had a very tough season, scoring just seven goals and 16 points in his fourth year in the league after scoring 52 points in his first two seasons. Girgensons spent much of the season toiling on the fourth line, and was deployed at center and on the wing in an effort to get him going, but usually to no avail. The 23-year-old enters a key stretch of his development, and the Sabres qualified him partly because they know he has much more to offer. It's likely that Girgensons settles for another short-term contract to prove himself, but will face competition in camp from Johan Larsson, who leapfrogged Girgensons on the depth chart this past season.

Marcus Foligno received a qualifying offer from the Sabres, making him a restricted free agent.

Impact

It was a relatively easy decision for the Sabres, who must be pleased with the progress Foligno has shown over the past two seasons. Labeled as a fourth-line winger with very little upside, Foligno has managed to score 10 goals and 20 points in each of his past two seasons, and remains one of the team's most physical players. Foligno will likely receive a contract with a similar worth to the $2.25 million he earned this past season, and barring any surprises should remain with the Sabres for the foreseeable future. His fantasy value, however, is still very limited because of his lack of high-end skill.

The Sabres retained the rights to Johan Larsson (wrist) after giving him a qualifying offer.

Impact

Larsson's season was cut short after a suffering a wrist injury, and he finished with 11 points in 36 games. He was just getting into a groove and had established himself as the team's No. 3 center when he injured his wrist, and the Sabres clearly liked enough of what they saw to bring him back for the 2017-18 season. He should be healthy when training camp rolls around, and he'll have to fend off the competition to regain his spot in the lineup.

Evan Rodrigues was given a qualifying offer by the Sabres.

Impact

Signed out of Boston University as an undrafted free agent, Rodrigues impressed the Sabres after scoring 30 points in 48 games with AHL Rochester and six points in 30 games with the big club. He's a versatile forward with a good scoring touch, even when he's not on the same line as former BU teammate Jack Eichel. Rodrigues is still a relatively unproven prospect, however, and will likely receive a short-term bridge deal from the Sabres. He's penciled in as a potential bottom-six forward for the 2017-18 season.

Jean Dupuy did not receive a qualifying offer from the Sabres.

Impact

Signed as an undrafted free agent from the OHL, Dupuy never appeared in a game for the Sabres. Although he was named one of the alternate captains for AHL Rochester, his performance wasn't good enough to warrant a qualifying offer, making him a free agent July 1. He finishes his stint with AHL Rochester with 38 points in 120 games.

Justin Kea will be a free agent on July 1 after failing to receive a qualifying offer from the Sabres.

Impact

The Sabres envisioned Kea as a two-way center with size, but instead he spent parts of three seasons between AHL Rochester and ECHL Elmira. He showed improvement in the ECHL, but could never hold down a roster spot in the AHL, finishing with just four goals and three assists in 71 career AHL games.

Brady Austin did not receive a qualifying offer from the Sabres and will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Impact

Drafted in the seventh round in 2012, Austin was a stay-at-home defenseman who didn't improve much during his three years with AHL Rochester, finishing with 10, 11 and 12 points in each season. He appeared in five games with the Sabres this past season after injuries decimated the blue line, but did not register a point and averaged 16:05 per game. Austin is a big defenseman (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) who should be able to draw interest from other teams, but seems destined to be a minor-league player. His fantasy value is nil at this point.

The Islanders gave Calvin de Haan a qualifying offer Monday.

Impact

The Islanders have toyed with the idea of trading de Haan but by moving Travis Hamonic to Calgary it is believed the team would be unlikely to move on from two of its top four defenders from last season. With the QO the Islanders retain negotiating rights with de Haan, who could be in for a raise after posting five goals and 25 points in 82 games last season.

Mikhail Grigorenko wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Avalanche and thus is set to become an unrestricted free agent Saturday, The Denver Post reports.

Impact

Things haven't exactly gone swimmingly in Grigorenko's first two seasons in Denver, but he was at least able to top the 20-point plateau both times (50 points combined in 149 contests) for one of the league's worst teams. Given his pedigree as the 12th overall pick in 2012 and youth, the 23-year-old Russian will likely have several organizations interested in his services come July 1.

Brett Connolly agreed to a two-year deal with the Capitals on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The contract is worth $1.5 million annually.

Impact

Connolly is another in a long line of first-round draft picks (2010) that has failed to fulfill expectations at the NHL level, though he's coming off a career-high 15 goals in his first season in D.C. He accomplished that feat while averaging a mere 10:41 of ice time, suggesting increased growth in his game is possible with an expanded role.

Joe Morrow wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Bruins and is now an unrestricted free agent, Ty Anderson of WEEI.com reports.

Impact

Pittsburgh's first-round draft selection from 2011 hasn't exactly panned out in the NHL, as evidenced by his nine points in 65 contests. Morrow spent the majority of 2016-17 as a healthy scratch with the Bruins (17 games played) and only suited up for three AHL contests, so it's unlikely that he'd open next season with an NHL squad once he signs a new deal.