Lancy Lysowksi of The Buffalo News reported that Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons have received qualifying offers from the team. John Wawrow and Paul Hamilton have also confirmed the report.
— Lance Lysowski (@LLysowski) June 19, 2019
According to Hamilton, Larsson’s offer is $1.475 million, while Girgensons tender is $1.6 million. McCabe also got $1.6 million, Rodrigues received $726,500, Ullmark’s offer was $787,500 while Smith’s offer was $917,831.
If accepted, each player will return on a one-year deal.
Larsson has been nearly unnoticeable from a scoring standpoint on every night. He has yet to post at least 20 points in a season and is coming off a year in which he scored six goals and eight assists.
Larsson turns 27 in July and is nothing more than a fourth line forward, but the Sabres appear interested enough to send him an offer.
At age 25, Girgensons shows a little more potential, but not much else. In six seasons with Buffalo, Girgensons topped out at 30 points and that was back during the 2014-15 season.
We’ll wait and see if these two accept the offers or look to free agency.