- Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs beat reporter
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Ladd joins goaltender Antti Niemi and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson as other Blackhawks' restricted free agents who received qualifying offers. By extending the offers, the Blackhawks have right of first refusal if another team tries to sign them away from Chicago.
Jordan Hendry is now the Blackhawks' only restricted free agent without a qualifying offer. A source said while Hendry didn't get a qualifying offer, the Blackhawks are in talks to re-sign him.
If restricted free agents don't receiver a qualifying offer by Monday, they become unrestricted free agents on July 1.
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.
Source: The Blackhawks made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Andrew Ladd.