VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Forward Denis Pederson has accepted a $1.02 million qualifying offer from the Vancouver Canucks.

Pederson is coming off a disappointing season in which he scored just four goals and missed 21 games with a pair of hand injuries.

Players had until Tuesday to accept their qualifying offers, which include an automatic 10 per cent raise if the player made less than the league average of $1.4 million last season. Pederson earned $925,000.