Joe Colborne among nine players not qualified by Flames

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Pending restricted free agent Joe Colborne was among nine players who didn’t receive qualifying offers from the Calgary Flames on Monday.

The 26-year-old scored 19 goals and 25 assists in 73 games last season for Calgary and carried a minus-nine rating.

Colborne was coming off a two-year contract with the Flames that paid him $1.275 million per season.

The Calgary native was originally drafted 16th overall by the Boston Bruins in 2008 but was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011 for defenceman Tomas Kaberle.

Colborne spent parts of three seasons in Toronto, but struggled to get into the lineup and was traded to the Flames in September 2013.

Forwards Josh Jooris, Kenny Agostino, Bill Arnold, Turner Elson, Drew Shore and Bryce Van Brabant along with goaltenders Joni Ortio and Kevin Poulin also didn’t receive qualifying offers.

The Flames did qualify Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Freddie Hamilton and Tyler Wotherspoon.

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