Flyers issue four qualifying offers

The Flyers had young defenseman Erik Gustafsson in the press box for the last game. Tuesday they sent him back to the AHL. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Flyers have issued qualifying offers to four restricted free agents - defensemen Erik Gustafsson, Oliver Lauridsen and Brandon Manning and forward Eric Wellwood. That means they will retain their negotiating rights.

The Flyers didn’t make qualifying offers to defenseman Blake Kessel and forward Mitch Wahl, making them unrestricted free agents.

According to, these were the qualifying offers the Flyers had to make to the following players:

Gustafsson, $850,000; Lauridsen, $643,500; Manning, $715,000 and Wellwood, $594,000.