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Martin, Wishart decline qualifying offers

Islanders left winger #17 Matt Martin speaks to

(Credit: James Escher)

Seeking a larger raise than the five percent minimum required in qualifying offers, Islanders forward Matt Martin and defenseman Ty Wishart did not accept their offers and remain restricted free agents, the team announced Monday.

Martin, 23, earned $615,000 in salary last season, plus bonuses, for a cap hit of $852,500. He appeared in 80 games, with seven goals and seven assists and accrued...

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