Dallas Stars: Stars Make Qualifying Offer to Six

Ian RobinettSenior Analyst IJune 27, 2008

Thursday, the Dallas Stars made qualifying offers to six players, including Loui Eriksson. Eriksson was a solid standout for Dallas in only his second season of play, notching 31 points, 14 of which were goals, in his 69 games with the Stars. Compared to his first season, Eriksson played 10 more games with Dallas, and in those 10, scored 12 more points (8G, 4A).

The other players that received offers were B. J. Crombeen, who played 8 games for Dallas and had 2 points, Vojtech Polak, who has played 5 games with the Stars over the past two seasons, and Konstantin Pushkarev, who has 17 NHL games with Los Angeles and  five NHL points.

They also gave offers to Francis Wathier, who was a solid winger for Dallas's former AHL affiliate, Iowa Stars, and Vadim Khomitski, a Russian defenseman who played 16 with Iowa. The Stars opted out of qualifying offers to Marius Holtet, Jussi Timonen and Janos Vas.

Should the Stars not make offers to these three players, they will become unrestricted free agents July 1.