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Qualifying offer for Svatos

Marek "Eric" Svatos has been tendered a qualifying offer by the Colorado Avalanche. The offer is for $1,050,000 - the minimum required deal. As a restricted free agent Svatos can sign with another team. If he does, the Avs can choose to match the contract or let him go and receive draft pick compensation (a 2nd rounder if his contract is under $2 million). Given his poor season, I don't expect many teams to have Marek's agent on speed dial this summer. Barring a holdout, it looks like Svatos will be back. Here's hoping for a big career rebound.