Canadiens give qualifying offers to RFA forwards Staff

6/29/2009 6:58:20 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have extended qualifying offers to their six restricted free agent forwards, centres Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Chipchura, wingers Christopher Higgins, Guillaume Latendresse, Matt D'Agostini and Greg Stewart.

Plekanec was the leading scorer of that group, tallying 39 points in 80 games in 2008-2009.  Latendresse and Higgins missed time with injuries and produced 26 points and 23 points, respectively, while D'Agostini finished with 21 points in 53 games after getting called up.

Chipchura and Stewart played most of the season with the Hamilton Bulldogs in American Hockey League.