With the NHL's deadline for extending qualifying offers to restricted free agents at 5 p.m. today, teams will need to make decisions on certain players.
Two of those players who will apparently not receive offers are defenceman Darren Dietz and Lucas Lessio.
Les #canadiens ne feront pas d'offres qualificatives à Darren Dietz et Lucas Lessio. Ils sont donc joueurs autonomes sans compensation.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 27, 2016
This doesn't necessarily mean that their time with the team is done. A qualifying offer on them would be 110 per cent of their 2015-16 salary and could just mean the Canadiens don't want to give them a raise.
They don't become unrestricted free agents until July 1 and even after that could still re-sign with the Habs or any other team should a better offer come along. This just means that the Canadiens would not receive compensation for them should they sign elsewhere.