The New Jersey Devils extended qualifying offers to nine players, including defenseman Damon Severson and forward Blake Coleman, on Monday.
The Devils also extended offers to defenseman Vojtech Mozik, goaltender Scott Wedgewood and forwards Joseph Blandisi, Stefan Noesen, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney and Ben Thomson.
Players have until July 15 to sign a contract with the team. They may sign an offer sheet with another team, but the Devils are given the right of first refusal or draft choice compensation.
The league's salary arbitration phase takes place from July 20 to Aug. 4.