Haley, by the way, appears to be headed to Group 6 free agency if he is not re-signed prior to July 1st.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency,
having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. These players,
whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed
three or more professional seasons, and (a) in the case of a player
other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games
(regular-season and playoff), or (b) in the case of a goaltender,
have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and
Haley, who will turn 26 later this month, has 3 professional seasons under his belt and has played in 38 NHL games.
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