Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Ralph Krueger
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Playoff Odds 1.2%
Cap Hit $82,888,821
Cap Space $-1,388,821
LTIR Pool $5,722,024
Roster 21/23
Contracts 47/50
Transactions
recalled D John Gilmour from Rochester (AHL). Feb 26
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Buffalo Sabres traded Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Dominik Kahun
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Feb 24
TRADE ANALYSIS
The New Jersey Devils traded Wayne Simmonds to the Buffalo Sabres for conditional 2021 fifth round pick
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Feb 24
assigned LW Scott Wilson to Rochester (AHL). Feb 21
waived D Zach Bogosian. Feb 21
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Full Buffalo Sabres Schedule
Wednesday, Feb 26
Sunday, Feb 23
Saturday, Feb 22
Line Combinations Updated: Feb 26 (10:12am)
$767,5000.8M
$10,000,00010M
$3,650,0003.7M
$3,387,5003.4M
$5,400,0005.4M
Line 1 $14,417,500 Pairing 1 $8,787,500
$9,000,0009M
$4,500,0004.5M
$2,500,0002.5M
$2,850,0002.9M
$925,0000.9M
Line 2 $16,000,000 Pairing 2 $3,775,000
$2,275,0002.3M
$700,0000.7M
$4,300,0004.3M
$925,0000.9M
$3,875,0003.9M
Line 3 $7,275,000 Pairing 3 $4,800,000
$1,600,0001.6M
$1,550,0001.6M
$6,000,0006M
$2,750,0002.8M
$759,1670.8M
Line 4 $9,150,000 Goalies $3,509,167
Injury Report
Dominik Kahun Dominik Kahun - Knee
Kahun was recently acquired via trade and is dealing with a left knee injury. It is unknown if he will make his team debut Friday versus the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated Feb 26, 2020
Colin Miller Colin Miller - Personal
Miller is tending to a personal matter, but he is expected to lace up for Wednesday's contest against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated Feb 26, 2020
Wayne Simmonds Wayne Simmonds - Acquired
Simmonds was acquired via trade, but it is expected that he will make his team debut against the Avalanche on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated Feb 26, 2020
Michael Frolik Michael Frolik - Illness
Frolik has sat out the previous two games due to an illness, but it is expected that he will take part in Saturday's matchup versus the Penguins.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated Feb 21, 2020

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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
(12) Forwards $52,192,500 64.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Sobotka, Vladimir
LTIR
C 32
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Okposo, Kyle RW 31
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Simmonds, Wayne RW 31
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Frolik, Michael RW 32
$4,300,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Johansson, Marcus LW 29
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$4,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Skinner, Jeff LW 27
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$0
UFA
(2027)
Larsson, Johan
IR
LW 27
$1,550,000
$0
UFA
Girgensons, Zemgus LW 26
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Vesey, Jimmy LW 26
$2,275,000
$0
UFA
Lazar, Curtis C 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Reinhart, Sam RW 24
$3,650,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Victor LW 24
$767,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eichel, Jack C 23
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Thompson, Tage
IR
RW 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Kahun, Dominik LW 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$52,192,500
$29,500,000
$25,000,000
$25,000,000
$19,000,000
$0
(7) Defence $20,537,500 25.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hunwick, Matt
LTIR
D 34
$2,250,000
$0
UFA
Miller, Colin D 27
$3,875,000
$3,875,000
$3,875,000
$0
UFA
McCabe, Jake D 26
$2,850,000
$2,850,000
$0
UFA
Ristolainen, Rasmus D 25
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$0
UFA
Montour, Brandon D 25
$3,387,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri D 20
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 19
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pilut, Lawrence D 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$20,537,500
$13,975,000
$9,275,000
$0
$0
$0
(2) Goalies $4,834,167 5.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hutton, Carter G 34
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Ullmark, Linus
IR
G 26
$1,325,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johansson, Jonas G 24
$759,167
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$4,834,167
$2,750,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
TOTALS TOTALS
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $791,667 1.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Hodgson, Cody
Buyout
C 30
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
TOTALS TOTALS
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
$0
$0
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2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Roster Size

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

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26 10 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 20 10 4
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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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
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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$82,888,821 $47,016,667 $35,066,667 $26,685,834
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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$-1,388,821 $34,483,333 $46,433,333 $54,814,166
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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$-1,388,821 $34,483,333 $46,433,333 $54,814,166
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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$5,722,024 $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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$78,355,834 $47,016,667 $35,066,667 $26,685,834
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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$7,240,000 $3,487,500 $0 $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
(22) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Smith, Dalton LW 27
$700,000
$0
UFA
Wilson, Scott LW 27
$1,050,000
$0
UFA
Leier, Taylor LW 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
O'Regan, Danny C 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien C 26
$700,000
$700,000
$0
UFA
Hammond, Andrew G 32
$700,000
$0
UFA
Hurley, Connor C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Elie, Remi LW 24
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Malone, Sean C 24
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Gilmour, John D 26
$700,000
$0
UFA
Cornel, Eric C 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dougherty, Jack D 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Hickey, Brandon D 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Martin, Brycen D 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Willman, Maxwell C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Brown, Christopher C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Spencer, Matthew D 22
$728,333
$0
RFA
Borgen, William D 23
$864,166
$864,166
$0
RFA
Chukarov, Ivan D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Nelson, Casey D 27
$812,500
$0
UFA
Asplund, Rasmus C 22
$845,000
$845,000
$0
RFA
Fitzgerald, Casey D 23
$858,750
$858,750
$0
RFA
Murray, Brett LW 21
$0
Nyberg, Philip D 22
$0
Glotov, Vasii C 22
$0
Smith, C.J. LW 25
$700,000
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Mittelstadt, Casey C 21
$925,000
$0
RFA
Davidsson, Marcus D 23
$0
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 20
$778,333
$778,333
$778,333
$0
RFA
Laaksonen, Oskari D 20
$0
Bryson, Jacob D 22
$889,166
$889,166
$889,166
$0
RFA
Weissbach, Linus LW 21
$0
Samuelsson, Mattias D 19
$0
Pekar, Matej C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Lindstrand Cronholm, Linus D 19
$0
Kukkonen, Miska D 19
$0
Worge Kreu, William D 19
$0
Oglevie, Andrew C 25
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 22
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Cozens, Dylan C 19
SLIDE
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Johnson, Ryan LW 36
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Portillo, Erik G 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Huglen, Aaron LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Cederqvist, Filip LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Rousek, Lukas LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Houser, Michael G 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$17,945,415
$8,348,749
$4,380,833
$894,167
$0
$0