Monday afternoon brought the NHL’s deadline for extending qualifying offers to potential restricted free agents. Chicago had a number of players they needed to work with, and made a few important decisions.
Today we made qualifying offers to restricted free agent forwards Brandon Hagel and Alex Nylander, and defenseman Nikita Zadorov.— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 26, 2021
The #Blackhawks did not make qualifying offers to Josh Dickinson, Adam Gaudette, David Kampf and Pius Suter. pic.twitter.com/dsL6whdd6U
Gaudette did not receive a qualifying offer but did sign a one-year deal.
Reports indicate the Blackhawks are still working on a deal with Kampf.
Suter’s agent has already tweeted that he will head to unrestricted free agency when the market opens on Wednesday.