Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Phil Housley
Assistant Coach Davis Payne
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Assistant Coach Chris Hajt
Assistant Coach Tom Ward
Goaltending Coach Andrew Allen
Playoff Odds 6.6%
Cap Hit $76,710,361
Cap Space $2,789,639
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 23/23
Contracts 47/50
Transactions
Activated D Casey Nelson from injured reserve. Feb 20
Recalled D Casey Nelson from Rochester (AHL). Feb 17
Loaned D Casey Nelson to Rochester (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. Feb 8
Recalled LW C.J. Smith from Rochester (AHL). Feb 4
Assigned LW Remi Elie to Rochester (AHL). Feb 3
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Thursday, Feb 21
Tuesday, Feb 19
Sunday, Feb 17
Buffalo Sabres Injury Report
Casey Nelson Casey Nelson - Upper Body
Nelson has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating from an upper-body injury but will not be available for Thursday's game against the Lightning.
out - Out Thurs
Updated Feb 21, 2019
out - Out Thurs
Updated Feb 21, 2019
Matt Hunwick Matt Hunwick - Upper Body
Hunwick was held out of the last game with an upper-body ailment but is likely to take part in Thursday's tilt versus the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated Feb 21, 2019
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated Feb 21, 2019
Linus Ullmark Linus Ullmark - Undisclosed
Ullmark sustained an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will be available against the Lightning on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated Feb 21, 2019
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated Feb 21, 2019
Kyle Okposo Kyle Okposo - Concussion
Okposo is sidelined with a concussion and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated Feb 20, 2019
out - Out indefinitely
Updated Feb 20, 2019

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(13) Forwards $43,924,125 55.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Pominville, Jason RW 36
$5,600,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Sobotka, Vladimir C 31
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Okposo, Kyle RW 30
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Skinner, Jeff LW 26
$5,725,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Larsson, Johan C 26
$1,475,000
$0
RFA
Girgensons, Zemgus C 25
$1,600,000
$0
RFA
Reinhart, Sam RW 23
$3,650,000
$3,650,000
$0
RFA
Sheary, Conor LW 26
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$0
UFA
Rodrigues, Evan LW 25
$650,000
$0
RFA
Eichel, Jack C 22
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Thompson, Tage RW 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Smith, C.J. LW 24
$874,125
$0
RFA
Mittelstadt, Casey C 20
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$43,924,125
$28,000,000
$16,000,000
$16,000,000
$16,000,000
$10,000,000
(8) Defence $23,455,357 29.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hunwick, Matt D 33
$2,250,000
$2,250,000
$0
UFA
Bogosian, Zach D 28
$5,142,857
$5,142,857
$0
UFA
Scandella, Marco
IR
D 28
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$0
UFA
Beaulieu, Nathan D 26
$2,400,000
$0
RFA
McCabe, Jake D 25
$1,600,000
$0
RFA
Ristolainen, Rasmus D 24
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$0
UFA
Nelson, Casey D 26
$812,500
$812,500
$0
UFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 18
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pilut, Lawrence D 23
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$23,455,357
$19,455,357
$6,325,000
$5,400,000
$0
$0
(2) Goalies $3,500,000 4.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hutton, Carter G 33
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Ullmark, Linus G 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$3,500,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
$0
$0
(2) Buried $4,000,000 5.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Moulson, Matt LW 35
$3,975,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Wilson, Scott LW 26
$25,000
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$4,000,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $-458,333 -0.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hodgson, Cody
Buyout
C 29
$-458,333
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
TOTALS TOTALS
$-458,333
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$0
Cap Summary Projection
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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24 15 5 3
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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47 27 10 5
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$79,500,000 $79,500,000 $79,500,000 $79,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$76,710,361 $50,997,024 $25,866,667 $22,191,667
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$2,789,639 $28,502,976 $53,633,333 $57,308,333
Current Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster.

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$11,530,510 $28,502,976 $53,633,333 $57,308,333
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$74,421,149 $50,997,024 $25,866,667 $22,191,667
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$4,337,500 $4,550,000 $2,850,000 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(24) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Moulson, Matt LW 35
$5,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Porter, Kevin C 32
$650,000
$0
UFA
Wedgewood, Scott G 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
Wilcox, Adam G 26
$0
Wilson, Scott LW 26
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$0
UFA
Tennyson, Matt D 28
$650,000
$0
UFA
Leier, Taylor LW 25
$720,000
$0
UFA
O'Regan, Danny C 25
$874,125
$0
RFA
Hurley, Connor C 23
$0
Elie, Remi LW 23
$735,000
$0
RFA
Malone, Sean C 23
$787,500
$0
RFA
Cornel, Eric C 22
$717,500
$0
RFA
Dougherty, Jack D 22
$695,000
$0
RFA
Johansson, Jonas G 23
$759,167
$759,167
$0
RFA
Hickey, Brandon D 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Martin, Brycen D 22
$685,000
$0
RFA
Willman, Maxwell C 24
$0
Brown, Christopher C 22
$0
Olofsson, Victor LW 23
$767,500
$767,500
$0
RFA
Guhle, Brendan D 21
$697,500
$697,500
$0
RFA
Borgen, William D 22
$864,166
$864,166
$864,166
$0
RFA
Stephens, Devante D 22
$743,333
$743,333
$0
RFA
Chukarov, Ivan D 23
$0
Nylander, Alexander RW 20
$863,333
$863,333
$863,333
$0
RFA
Asplund, Rasmus C 21
$845,000
$845,000
$845,000
$0
RFA
Fitzgerald, Casey D 21
$0
Murray, Brett LW 20
$0
Nyberg, Philip D 21
$0
Glotov, Vasii C 21
$0
Criscuolo, Kyle C 26
$650,000
$0
UFA
Davidsson, Marcus C 22
$0
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 19
SLIDE
$761,667
$761,667
$761,667
$0
RFA
Laaksonen, Oskari D 19
$0
Bryson, Jacob D 21
$0
Weissbach, Linus LW 20
$0
Samuelsson, Mattias D 18
$0
Pekar, Matej C 19
SLIDE
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Lindstrand Cronholm, Linus D 18
$0
Kukkonen, Miska D 18
$0
Worge Kreu, William D 18
$0
Oglevie, Andrew C 24
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Olofsson, Victor LW 23
$0
TOTALS TOTALS
$16,971,624
$9,045,833
$4,228,333
$1,655,834
$0
$0