In less than a week, 598 hockey players of all sorts will hit the 2012 NHL free-agent market, their contracts having all expired on the first day of July.
Currently, 286 of those pending free agents are restricted, though—a sneaky variation that makes matters far more complicated when it comes to signed each and every one of them.
While technically without a contract, restricted free agents can only be given matchable "offer sheets" by interested out-of-town suitors, making it much easier for the player's current team to eventually re-sign them.
To get to that point, though, an RFA must first receive a qualifying offer from their original team by noon on June 25. With that point in time now behind us, the list of players not qualified by their current clubs is beginning to trickle in—and that list of 286 of RFA's is beginning to slowly shrink.
As the reports pour in, here is the latest list of the now-unrestricted free agents who did were not given qualifying offers today. The most notable players have been underlined for convenience.
Last Update: June 27, 1:45 PM ET
Anaheim Ducks: Riley Holzapfel, Rick Schofield, Dale Mitchell, Iiro Tarkki
Boston Bruins: Jamie Arniel, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Stefan Chaput, Adam Courchaine
Buffalo Sabres: None
Calgary Flames: Riley Grantham, Logan MacMillan, Blake Comeau
Carolina Hurricanes: Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll, Matthew Pistilli, Kyle Lawson
Colorado Avalanche: Kevin Porter, Peter Mueller
Columbus Blue Jackets: Brent Regner, Taylor Ellington, Shawn Hunwick
Dallas Stars: Angelo Esposito, Mikhail Stefanovich, Michael Neal, Jake Hauswirth
Detroit Red Wings: Travis Ehrhardt, Logan Pyett
Edmonton Oilers: Cam Barker, Milan Kytnar
Florida Panthers: Wojtek Wolski, Ondrej Roman, Keith Seabrook, Justin Bernhardt
Los Angeles Kings: Ray Kaunisto
Minnesota Wild: Kris Fredheim, Nick Johnson, Guillaume Latendresse
Montreal Canadiens: Michael Blunden, Ryan White, Petteri Nokelainen, Mark Mitera, Hunter Bishop, Olivier Fortier, Robert Slaney, Andrew Conboy, Danny Masse
Nashville Predators: Zach Stortini, Jack Hillen, Brodie Dupont, Ryan Flynn, Atte Engren
New Jersey Devils: Timo Pielmeier, Kory Nagy
New York Rangers: Andreas Thuresson, Lee Baldwin, Francois Bouchard, Sam Klassen, Chris Chappell
New York Islanders: Tyler McNeely, Tony Romano, Yannick Reindeau, Yuri Alexandrov
Ottawa Senators: Craig Schira
Phoenix Coyotes: Gilbert Brule, Colin Long, Nick Ross
Philadelphia Flyers: Mike Testwuide, Andrew Rowe
Pittburgh Penguins: Cal O'Reilly, Mattias Modig, Boris Valabik, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Alexandre Picard
San Jose Sharks: Tony Lucia, Cam MacIntyre, James Marcou, Benn Ferriero, Tyson Sexsmith
St. Louis Blues: None
Tampa Bay Lightning: Benoit Pouliot, Sebastian Piche
Toronto Maple Leafs: Marcel Mueller, Karbinian Holzer
Vancouver Canucks: Marc-Andre Gragnani, Mike Duco, Victor Oreskovich, Ryan Parent
Washington Capitals: None
Winnipeg Jets: Michael Forney, Eric Fehr, John Negrin, Fredrik Pettersson
No Reports Yet: Chicago Blackhawks
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