TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have issued qualifying offers to six players, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. There were four players who were not qualified.
Players receiving qualifying offers were forwards Brett Connolly , Cody Kunyk , Richard Panik , and Philippe Paradis . Defensemen Dmitry Korobov  and Andrej Sustr  also received qualifying offers.
The deadline for NHL clubs to issue offers is today. By issuing qualifying offers to the aforementioned players, the Lightning are given the right of the first refusal or draft choice compensation should the player sign an offer sheet with another NHL club.
Players who did not receive qualifying offers are defensemen Keith Aulie  and Charles Landry , forward Geoff Walker  and goaltender Anders Lindback . They will all become unrestricted free agents tomorrow.