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Wednesday Sharks Links: Hayes, Doherty not tendered qualifying offers

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Plus Sharks re-sign Bryan Lerg, Doug Wilson hints at adding at least another defenseman, and Kevin Bieksa finally gets dealt--to Anaheim.

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  • Eriah Hayes, who started last season on the Sharks roster, and former second round pick Taylor Doherty were among four players not tendered qualifying offers by San Jose prior to yesterday's deadline. Goalie J.P. Anderson and forward Rylan Schwartz were also not qualified, and all four will become UFAs today. On the other hand, Daniil Tarasov and Aaron Dell were tendered QOs. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Also, Bryan Lerg was re-signed to a one-year, $600,000 two-way deal. [Twitter]
  • "We've had a lot of trade discussions and [there are] a lot of different ways to acquire people. We're not done. There's more to be done." Bold words by Doug Wilson heading into free agency. [CSN Bay Area]
  • More on the acquisition of Martin Jones, the Sharks' next starting goaltender. [Mercury News]
  • Kevin Bieksa eventually did get shipped to California--Southern California. After failing to close the deal with the Sharks, Vancouver GM Jim Benning settled for shipping the veteran defenseman to Anaheim for the 2016 2nd round pick he refused to accept as a return from San Jose. [Sportsnet]
  • Tuesday's biggest trade saw the Blackhawks, fearing an offer sheet, ship first-line winger and RFA Brandon Saad to Columbus for a package that includes Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano. [Second City Hockey]
  • Here's a profile on former Sharks assistants Jay Woodcroft and Jim Johnson, who have been reunited with Todd McLellan on Edmonton's coaching staff. [Oilers.com]
  • This report claims the NHL is preparing to sell the Coyotes to billionaire William Foley in order to move the team to Las Vegas for the 2016-17 season. [NY Post]
  • Predictably, it was quickly refused by the league and Coyotes. [Pro Hockey Talk]