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Nick Cousins accepts qualifying offer, will earn $937,125 with Flyers on one-year deal

Cousins is back for another year.

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Nick Cousins will be with the Flyers for another season. The team announced today that Cousins, who was a restricted free agent, has accepted his qualifying offer with the club. He will remain an RFA when the one-year contract expires next summer.

Due to CBA rules, that qualifying offer was 105 percent of his salary last year, and therefore he’ll earn a salary of $937,125 this season. (The Flyers could have offered him up to $1 million, but it’s unlikely that they offered any more than the minimum.)

The contract is a two-way deal since Cousins did not play in 60 or more games in the NHL last season. The third-round pick in the 2011 draft played in all six playoff games with the Flyers last season and definitely has a chance to be on the team come October, even with a lot of competition for bottom-six jobs in camp.

h/t Cap Friendly’s qualifying offer calculator