The 25-year-old forward will thus become an unrestricted free agent and will be available for other teams.

The 29-year-old forward, who has been out of the lineup since January 9, is practicing in a no-contact jersey, though.

The contract of the defenseman will expire at the end of the 2021-22 season. The Bears are looking to extend it.

The tournament will be held in Calgary and will take place from August 20 to 31.

Today marks the deadline for NHL teams to make qualifying offers to their players with RFA status.