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Bruins tender qualifying offers to three

RFAs Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, and Sean Kuraly have been tendered by the Bruins.

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After a long wait, the Bruins finally announced their qualifying offers late this morning. Restricted free agents Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, and Sean Kuraly all received qualifying offers from the Bruins.

The only RFA to not receive a qualifying offer was Justin Hickman, who signed a one-year-deal with Lillehammer IK in Norway. The winger posted 12 goals and 7 assists in 123 games with the Providence Bruins.

According to, Blidh would receive a qualifying offer worth $813,750, while Cave would receive $715,000. Both players have been in the Bruins organization since the 2015-2016 season and are each a year away from being arbitration eligible.

Kuraly is the only RFA on the Bruins to be eligible for salary arbitration this summer, but it is likely that the two sides get a deal done soon. A qualifying offer for Kuraly would be worth $874,125, but I am sure the 25-year-old is going to get a nice little contract after a fine rookie season.

The Bruins are now free to negotiate new deals with their RFAs before the qualifying offers expire on July 15.