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Head Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Marty Wilford
Assistant Coach Matt Ellis
Assistant Coach Jason Christie
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Playoff Odds %
Projected Cap Hit $75,786,057
Projected Cap Space $7,713,943
Current Cap Space $27,944,850
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 23/23
Contracts 49/50
Transactions
Tyson Jost | Jost was recalled from AHL Rochester on Monday. Feb 26
Owen Power | Power tallied a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Feb 26
Kale Clague | Clague was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Sunday. Feb 25
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen stopped 30 of 32 shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Feb 25
Owen Power | Power (hand) was activated from injured reserve, per the NHL's media site. Feb 25

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Injury Report
Jeff Skinner
Expected Return Tue Feb 27, 2024
Jeff Skinner - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Jeff Skinner | Skinner scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Mon Feb 26, 2024
Jeff Skinner | Skinner is set for an MRI before the club leaves for its two-game road trip, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports Monday.
Jack Quinn
Expected Return Wed Mar 27, 2024
Jack Quinn - IR - Lower Body
Thu Feb 15, 2024
Jack Quinn | Quinn (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Mattias Samuelsson
Expected Return Sun Sep 15, 2024
Mattias Samuelsson - IR - Upper Body
Tue Feb 6, 2024
Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Slide Eligible
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $50,375,360 60.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Okposo, Kyle +35 RW 35
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Skinner, Jeff LW 31
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$0
UFA

(2027)
Girgensons, Zemgus C 30
$2,500,000
$0
UFA
Tuch, Alex RW 27
$4,750,000
M-NTC
$4,750,000
M-NTC
$4,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Olofsson, Victor LW 28
$4,750,000
$0
UFA
Greenway, Jordan LW 27
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Robinson, Eric LW 28
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Jost, Tyson C 25
$2,000,000
$0
UFA
Thompson, Tage C 26
$7,142,858
$7,142,857
M-NTC
$7,142,857
M-NTC
$7,142,857
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2030)
Mittelstadt, Casey C 25
$2,500,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cozens, Dylan C 23
$7,100,000
$7,100,000
$7,100,000
$7,100,000
$0
UFA

(2030)
Krebs, Peyton C 23
$863,334
$0
RFA
Quinn, Jack
IR
RW 22
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Peterka, John-Jason C 22
$855,834
$855,834
$0
RFA
Benson, Zach LW 18
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
TOTALS
$50,375,360
$33,662,025
$28,942,857
$23,242,857
(7) Defence $23,060,715 27.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Johnson, Erik D 35
$3,250,000
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri D 24
$2,500,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bryson, Jacob D 26
$1,850,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 23
$6,000,000
$11,000,000
$11,000,000
NMC
$11,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA

(2032)
Samuelsson, Mattias
IR
D 23
$4,285,714
$4,285,714
$4,285,714
$4,285,714
$0
UFA

(2030)
Clifton, Connor D 28
$3,333,334
$3,333,333
$3,333,333
$0
UFA

(2026)
Johnson, Ryan D 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Power, Owen D 21
$916,667
$8,350,000
$8,350,000
$8,350,000
$0
UFA

(2031)
TOTALS
$23,060,715
$27,894,047
$26,969,047
$23,635,714
(2) Goalies $2,637,500 3.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Comrie, Eric G 28
$1,800,000
$0
UFA
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 24
$837,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$2,637,500
(1) Buried $200,000 0.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Stillman, Riley D 25
$200,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$200,000
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2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Roster Size

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

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23 13 9 6
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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49 26 18 6
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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$83,500,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000
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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$75,786,057 $61,556,072 $55,911,904 $46,878,571
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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$7,713,943 $26,118,928 $31,763,096 $40,796,429
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$27,944,850 $26,118,928 $31,763,096 $40,796,429
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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$76,273,575 $61,556,072 $55,911,904 $46,878,571
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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$4,295,000 $1,500,000 $650,000 $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 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Tokarski, Dustin G 34
$775,000
$0
UFA
Cecconi, Joseph D 26
$775,000
$0
UFA
Clague, Kale D 25
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Murray, Brett LW 25
$775,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Stillman, Riley D 25
$1,350,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nyberg, Philip D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Glotov, Vasii C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Davies, Jeremy D 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Weissbach, Linus LW 25
$775,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Pekar, Matej C 24
$0
UFA
Lindstrand Cronholm, Linus D 23
$0
Kukkonen, Miska D 23
$0
Worge Kreu, William D 23
$0
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Huglen, Aaron C 22
$0
$0
UFA
Rousek, Lukas RW 24
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Houser, Michael G 31
$775,000
$0
UFA
Biro, Brandon LW 25
$762,500
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Richards, Justin C 25
$775,000
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Cooley, Devin G 26
$775,000
$0
UFA
Costantini, Matteo C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Lyckasen, Albert D 22
$0
$0
UFA
Levi, Devon G 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Konecny, Jakub C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Nadeau, Olivier RW 21
$836,667
$836,667
$836,667
$0
RFA

(2026)
Rosén, Isak C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA

(2026)
Poltapov, Prokhor RW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Kisakov, Alexander LW 21
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Sardaryan, Stiven RW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Marjala, Viljami C 21
$0
$0
UFA
von Barnekow, William C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Novikov, Nikita D 20
$867,500
$867,500
$867,500
$0
RFA

(2026)
Kozak, Tyson C 21
$850,000
$850,000
$0
RFA
Savoie, Matthew C 20
$918,333
$918,333
$918,333
$0
RFA

(2026)
Lindgren, Mats D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Östlund, Noah C 19
$918,333
$918,333
$918,333
$0
RFA

(2026)
Kulich, Jiri C 19
$918,333
$918,333
$918,333
$0
RFA

(2026)
Leinonen, Topias G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Neuchev, Viktor LW 20
$870,000
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Komarov, Vsevolod D 20
$865,000
$865,000
$865,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Richard, Jake RW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Karlsson, Gustav C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Ratkovic Berndtsson, Joel LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Sjödin, Linus C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Miedema, Ethan LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Wahlberg, Anton C 18
$896,667
$896,667
$896,667
$0
RFA

(2026)
Strbak, Maxim D 18
$0
$0
UFA
McCarthy, Gavin D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Ratzlaff, Scott G 18
$0
$0
UFA
Keohane, Sean D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Panocha, Norwin D 19
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$19,131,667
$11,394,167
$7,985,000