After saying Saturday that he would make qualifying offers to all of the teams restricted free agents, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello revealed today that the team did not submit a qualifying offer to defenseman Andy Greene before Monday's 5 p.m. deadline. As a result, Greene, 26, will become an unrestricted free agent at noon Wednesday.
"We're going to talk to him and try to work something out," Lamoriello said.
Greene made $600,000 in 2008-09, so the Devils would have had to make him a one-year qualifying offer for $660,000 (10 percent raise). Lamoriello would not discuss the reasons for not making that offer. He sounded confident he would still be able to re-sign Greene, though.
"We're very comfortable we'll get him signed," Lamoriello said.
The Devils did make qualifying offers to the team's other restricted free agents -- center Travis Zajac, center Petr Vrana and left wing Patrick Davis. Although Vrana has signed to play in the Czech Republic next season, the Devils retained his NHL rights by making him a qualiftying offer.