Butcher was extended a qualifying offer from New Jersey on Tuesday.

Butcher, 24, finished 2018-19 with 30 points, 14 fewer than his 2017-18 total. Part of his regression, points-wise, had to do with the plethora of injuries New Jersey dealt with. With the arrival of P.K. Subban, the Devils' blue line is certain to look different, but Butcher should remain in the mix and likely will slot into a third-pairing role again in 2019-20.

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