SIX RECEIVE QOs, INCLUDING BAILEY AND COMEAUWith one day until deadline, Hillen could be set free

11:00 am: It’s paperwork time in the NHL. By extending qualifying offers, the Islanders retain the rights to six of their restricted free agents: Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau, Micheal Haley, Jesse Joensuu, Ty Wishart and Dylan Reese.

The Islanders have so far declined to make a Q. O. to defenseman Jack Hillen. The deadline is Monday. Although he could always be re-signed at a lower price, there’s an excellent chance Hillen will become an unrestricted free agent and have to re-start his career in another organization.

This news item was first reported by Katie Strang via Twitter. Comments.