Jackets did not make a qualifying offer. This guy always seemed to have some promise, but last year in particular, his development just seemed to stall. And since there was apparently no option to offer him a two-way deal, it was lights out. This was the right move by Howson.
Jaroslav Balastik was also not given a qualifying offer, which wasn’t exactly surprising.
Players who did get QOs: Svitov, Lindstrom, Glencross, Goertzen, Tollefsen. No big surprises there, either.