Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Ralph Krueger
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Playoff Odds 0%
Cap Hit $81,130,284
Cap Space $369,716
LTIR Pool $2,148,334
Roster 23/23
Contracts 44/50
Transactions
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Florida Panthers acquired Brandon Montour from the Buffalo Sabres for 2021 third round pick
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Apr 10
Dylan Cozens | Cozens (upper body) will be in Sunday's lineup against the Flyers, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Apr 10
Steven Fogarty | Fogarty was assigned to AHL Rochester on Saturday. Apr 10
Jean-Sebastien Dea | Dea was recalled to the taxi squad Saturday. Apr 10
Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen picked up two assists while adding six hits and three blocks shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals. Apr 9

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$9,000,0009M
$5,200,0005.2M
$3,050,0003.1M
$889,1660.9M
$5,400,0005.4M
Line 1 $17,250,000 Pairing 1 $6,289,166
$845,0000.8M
$874,1250.9M
$1,400,0001.4M
$925,0000.9M
$925,0000.9M
Line 2 $3,119,125 Pairing 2 $1,850,000
$925,0000.9M
$894,1670.9M
$6,000,0006M
$700,0000.7M
$3,875,0003.9M
Line 3 $7,819,167 Pairing 3 $4,575,000
$700,0000.7M
$2,250,0002.3M
$700,0000.7M
$2,600,0002.6M
$725,0000.7M
Line 4 $3,650,000 Goalies $3,325,000
Injury Report
Taylor Hall
Expected Return Tue Apr 13, 2021
Taylor Hall - OUT - Not Injury Related
Sat Apr 10, 2021
Taylor Hall | Hall (not injury related) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Thu Apr 8, 2021
Taylor Hall | Hall will sit as a healthy scratch for a second straight contest Thursday versus the Devils, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Taylor Hall | Hall will be held out of Tuesday's matchup with New Jersey, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Curtis Lazar
Expected Return Tue Apr 13, 2021
Curtis Lazar - IR - Lower Body
Thu Apr 1, 2021
Curtis Lazar | Lazar is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Wed Mar 31, 2021
Curtis Lazar | Lazar (undisclosed) suffered an injury and did not return to Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Carter Hutton
Expected Return Tue Apr 13, 2021
Carter Hutton - OUT - Lower Body
Mon Mar 29, 2021
Carter Hutton | Head coach Don Granato said Monday that Hutton (lower body) is considered week-to-week, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Tue Mar 23, 2021
Carter Hutton | Hutton has returned to Buffalo to undergo further evaluation of his lower-body injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Mon Mar 22, 2021
Carter Hutton | Hutton will defend the road net in Monday's game versus the Rangers, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Mon Mar 22, 2021
Carter Hutton | Hutton left Monday's game against the Rangers with an apparent lower-body injury.
Jack Eichel
Expected Return Tue Apr 13, 2021
Jack Eichel - IR - Neck
Not Specified
Wed Mar 17, 2021
Jack Eichel | General manager Kevyn Adams is hopeful Eichel (neck) will be able to return this season, (NHL).com's Nick Cotsonika reports.

Sat Mar 13, 2021
Jack Eichel | According to coach Ralph Krueger, Eichel (neck) will be out for the "foreseeable future."
Thu Mar 11, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel is currently undergoing further evaluation for a neck-related injury, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Tue Mar 9, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (upper body) returned to Buffalo and will miss at least one week, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Tue Mar 9, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Flyers.
William Borgen
Expected Return Sat Apr 17, 2021
William Borgen - IR - Forearm
Surgery
Sat Apr 10, 2021
Will Borgen | Borgen (forearm) could return as early as April 17 against the Penguins, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Mon Apr 5, 2021
Will Borgen | Borgen (forearm) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Devils, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $53,538,292 65.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Okposo, Kyle RW 32
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Eakin, Cody C 29
$2,250,000
$2,250,000
$0
UFA
Hall, Taylor LW 29
$8,000,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Skinner, Jeff LW 28
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$0
UFA
(2027)
Sheahan, Riley C 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
Rieder, Tobias RW 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Girgensons, Zemgus
LTIR
LW 27
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$0
UFA
Lazar, Curtis
IR
C 26
$800,000
$800,000
$0
RFA
Reinhart, Sam RW 25
$5,200,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Victor LW 25
$3,050,000
$3,050,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eichel, Jack
IR
C 24
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Caggiula, Drake LW 26
$700,000
$0
UFA
Thompson, Tage RW 23
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Asplund, Rasmus C 23
$845,000
$0
RFA
Mittelstadt, Casey C 22
$874,125
$0
RFA
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 23
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Cozens, Dylan C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$53,538,292
$36,519,167
$29,494,167
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
$0
(6) Defence $16,428,332 20.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Irwin, Matt D 33
$700,000
$0
UFA
Miller, Colin D 28
$3,875,000
$3,875,000
$0
UFA
McCabe, Jake
IR
D 27
$2,850,000
$0
UFA
Ristolainen, Rasmus D 26
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$0
UFA
Borgen, William
IR
D 24
$864,166
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri D 21
$925,000
$0
RFA
Bryson, Jacob D 23
$889,166
$889,166
$0
RFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 20
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pilut, Lawrence D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$16,428,332
$10,164,166
$0
$0
$0
$0
(3) Goalies $6,075,000 7.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Tokarski, Dustin G 31
$725,000
$725,000
$0
UFA
Hutton, Carter G 35
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Ullmark, Linus G 27
$2,600,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$6,075,000
$725,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
TOTALS TOTALS
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(2) Buyout & Retained Salary $2,416,667 3.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Staal, Eric
Retained Salary
C 36
$1,625,000
Hodgson, Cody
Buyout
C 31
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
TOTALS TOTALS
$2,416,667
$791,667
$791,667
$0
$0
$0
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2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Roster Size

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

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23 14 6 2
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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44 23 11 2
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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$81,130,284 $48,200,000 $30,285,834 $19,000,000
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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$369,716 $33,300,000 $51,214,166 $62,500,000
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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$1,531,682 $33,300,000 $51,214,166 $62,500,000
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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$2,148,334 $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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$79,945,791 $48,200,000 $30,285,834 $19,000,000
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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$1,487,500 $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 $850,000 $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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2 3 3 3
(16) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Davidson, Brandon
D 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
Fogarty, Steven RW 27
$700,000
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien
C 27
$700,000
$0
UFA
Hurley, Connor C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Cornel, Eric C 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Brown, Christopher C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Chukarov, Ivan D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Nelson, Casey D 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Fitzgerald, Casey
D 24
$858,750
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Murray, Brett LW 22
$775,000
$775,000
$0
RFA
Nyberg, Philip D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Glotov, Vasii C 23
$0
Smith, C.J.
LW 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Davidsson, Marcus D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 22
$778,333
$778,333
$0
RFA
Laaksonen, Oskari D 21
$853,333
$853,333
$853,333
$0
RFA
Weissbach, Linus LW 22
$842,500
$842,500
Samuelsson, Mattias D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pekar, Matej C 21
$764,167
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Lindstrand Cronholm, Linus D 20
$0
Kukkonen, Miska D 20
$0
Worge Kreu, William D 20
$0
Oglevie, Andrew C 26
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
Johnson, Ryan LW 37
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Portillo, Erik G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Huglen, Aaron LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Cederqvist, Filip LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Rousek, Lukas LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Houser, Michael
G 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Biro, Brandon LW 23
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Di Pietro, Dawson LW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Quinn, Jack RW 19
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Peterka, John-Jason LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Costantini, Matteo C 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lyckasen, Albert D 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Konecny, Jakub 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$12,504,583
$7,538,333
$4,310,000
$0
$0
$0