Benoit Pouliot, Alexandre Picard and Tom Pyatt are no longer in the Canadiens plans. None of them was tendered a qualifying offer as of the 5 p.m. deadline on Monday, which means they become unrestricted free agents on July 1.
The Canadiens other restricted free agents – Yannick Webber, Ryan White and Josh Gorges – did receive qualifying offers, but could still sign long-term contracts with the team before the season.
NHL teams had until 5 p.m. to tender qualifying offers to restricted free agents in order to retain their rights.
More to come.