NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have tendered a qualifying offer to leading scorer Kyle Palmieri and four other restricted free agents.
Forwards Reid Boucher, Jacob Josefson, Sergey Kalinin and minor league defenseman Reece Scarlet also received qualifying offers from the Devils before Monday's deadline.
The Devils are entitled to compensation should any of the players sign elsewhere.
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Forwards Beau Bennett, Devante Smith-Pelley and defenseman Jon Merrill did not receive offers, although the team is hopeful that they can either be signed before becoming unrestricted free agents on July 1 or after that.