5 p.m. EST on July 15 marks the expiration of qualifying offers for NHL restricted free agents.

In the Leafs‘ case, Connor Carrick, Josh Leivo and Garret Sparks will have until 5 p.m. to accept the one-year qualifying offers extended to them a few weeks ago. If they choose to let their offers expire, they will remain RFAs under team control but will have to renegotiate their contracts with the Leafs.

The same goes for Peter Holland, Martin Marincin and Frank Corrado, but those three have opted for salary arbitration. They could, of course, settle on contracts before their arbitration hearings, but opting for arbitration means none of those three have the intention of accepting their qualifying offers.

The AHL salary on two-way deals stays the same on qualifying offers; this means that, where the qualifying offer raise might seem like an easy call for someone like Josh Leivo or Garret Sparks, the Leafs will want them locked in at a lower NHL number while their agents will want to ensure their clients receive a raise in the AHL.

Below is the necessary qualifying offer information as well as the Leafs‘ arbitration dates.

Toronto Maple Leafs Qualifying Offers

Player2015-16 NHL SalaryRequired QOQualifying Offer
Peter Holland*$775,000105%$813,750
Martin Marincin*$700,000105%$735,000
Connor Carrick$655,000110%$720,500
Josh Leivo$842,500105%$884,625
Frank Corrado*$632,000110%$695,200
Garret Sparks$670,000105%$703,500


Toronto Maple Leafs Arbitration Dates

Peter HollandJuly 25, 2016
Frank CorradoJuly 26, 2016
Martin MarincinAugust 2, 2016

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