Today, it was reported that forward Anders Lee and defenseman Aaron Ness had signed their qualifying offers.
It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Lee had signed his deal, a 1 year deal worth 850K but was just made official today. It was said at the time that the Islanders wanted to give Lee a full season up here to see what he does before giving him a longer term contract.
Meanwhile, the case with Ness is a lot murkier then Lee. With the emergence of all the Islanders defense prospects this season Ness seems destined to find his way into the lineup of a team overseas.