The Detroit Red Wings submitted a qualifying offer for restricted free agent defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, whom they receive in the Ville Leino trade. But Tollefsen, who currently plays in the Swedish league with MoDo, has no plans to return to the NHL.
He tells hockeykanalen.se (translated by Michigan Live), "I have declined the contract. It's a bad offer so I won't sign it. But they've sent a contract offer so it gives them the rights to me as a player for two years. But I would not go over now, and I will play for MoDo."
Tollefsen might stay in Sweden for the next two seasons while the Wings still have his rights. From there, he could test the NHL free agent market as an unrestricted free agent.
From ESPN.com Insider