The New York Rangers began the process of extending qualifying offers to some of their eligible players.
Jensen had his best season last year, is only 24 years of age and has a legitimate chance to compete for a third or fourth line spot.
Pirri, Clendening and Skapski will become unrestricted free agents.
It did not come as a surprise that Clendening did not receive a qualifying offer. Head coach Alain Vigneault only used him in 31 games last season with a struggling Kevin Klein.
At deadline, Rangers qualify RFA winger Nicklas Jensen, but not Brandon Pirri, Adam Clendening, or "Buffalo Killer" Mackenzie Skapski.
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) June 25, 2017
Rangers Prospect Camp Begins
The Rangers announced that they will hold their annual prospect camp beginning today, June 26 through Friday, June 30. All seven of this year’s draft picks — Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, Brandon Crawley, Calle Sjalin, Dominik Latkatos, Morgan Barron and Patrik Virta — will attend the camp.
Of the 38 players selected to attend the camp, some notable players are Sean Day, Ryan Gropp, Ty Ronning and Tyler Wall. The players will have scrimmages on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
New York will also have to come up with a plan to replace the players that were traded or bought out over the last month.
Although the team has over $20 million available in salary cap, they have lost players at goalie, two center positions and a defenseman.