Satan not tendered qualifying offer by Sabres

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) - Buffalo Sabres right wing Miroslav Satan was not one of the 13 players tendered a qualifying offer by the club Sunday.

One the Sabres’ top players, Satan can become an unrestricted free agent Monday. When the collective bargaining agreement was ratified last week, the deadline to make qualifying offers was set for Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT.

Satan, 30, finished second on the Sabres in scoring in 2003-04, collecting 29 goals and 57 points while playing in all 82 games.

In seven-plus seasons with the Sabres, Satan led the team in scoring six times, tallying 214 goals and 456 points in 496 games. He scored a career-high 40 goals in 1998-99.

The Sabres did retain the rights of goaltender Martin Biron, right wings Maxim Afinogenov, J.P. Dumont, Mike Grier and Ales Kotalik, centers Daniel Briere and Tim Connolly, defensemen Brian Campbell, Jeff Jillson, Jay McKee and Henrik Tallinder, and left wings Jochen Hecht and Taylor Pyatt.

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Updated Sunday, Jul 31, 2005