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Insider Only Penguins don’t make qualifying offer to Riley Sheahan

Prior to today’s 5:00 p.m. deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins did not make a qualifying offer to center Riley Sheahan and winger Tom Kuhnhackl.

Both players are now unrestricted free agents and free to sign anywhere on July 1.

The Penguins are fully moving on from Kuhnhackl but the team had been trying to sign Riley Sheahan to a deal slightly Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

In the lead-up to today’s qualifying offer deadline, Pittsburgh offered Sheahan a 2 Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

The Penguins offer was declined by Sheahan and countered today, a source says.

Indications are the Penguins felt were they to qualifying Sheahan, Sheahan’s camp planned to target arbitration this summer where team officials projected Sheahan was a candidate to get somewhere Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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