The Vancouver Canucks have eleven potential restricted free agents and qualifying offers have to be issued to these players by July 2. If they do not receive a qualifying offer, they will become an unrestricted free agent.
It is a safe bet Archibald, Lain, Rodin, Sauve, Schroeder, Tanev and Weise will all be receiving a qualifying offer.
On the other hand, it’s unlikely either Rai and Schneider will receive one. Rai has played in only 31 games in the ECHL during the course of his three-year entry-level contract. He has been battling back issues stemming from a car accident in 2010. Schneider doesn’t appear to be in the Canucks long-term plans after they re-assigned him to the St. Louis Blues affiliate.
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