Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Ralph Krueger
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Playoff Odds 0%
Cap Hit $79,614,282
Cap Space $1,885,718
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 22/23
Contracts 45/50
Transactions
Linus Ullmark | Ullmark made 19 saves in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals. Jan 15
Eric Staal | Staal (head) is in the lineup for Friday's contest against Washington, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Jan 15
Linus Ullmark | Ullmark is slated to start at home against the Capitals on Friday, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News. Jan 15
Carter Hutton | Hutton made 22 saves in a 6-4 loss to Washington on Thursday. He allowed five goals. Jan 14
Taylor Hall | Hall scored a power-play goal and added an assist in his Sabres debut Thursday. They lost 6-4 to the Capitals. Jan 14

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Line Combinations Updated: Jan 15 (8:12am)
$8,000,0008M
$10,000,00010M
$1,400,0001.4M
$2,850,0002.9M
$5,400,0005.4M
Line 1 $19,400,000 Pairing 1 $8,250,000
$3,050,0003.1M
$3,250,0003.3M
$5,200,0005.2M
$925,0000.9M
$3,850,0003.9M
Line 2 $11,500,000 Pairing 2 $4,775,000
$700,0000.7M
$2,250,0002.3M
$894,1670.9M
$3,875,0003.9M
$925,0000.9M
Line 3 $3,844,167 Pairing 3 $4,800,000
$9,000,0009M
$800,0000.8M
$700,0000.7M
$2,600,0002.6M
$2,750,0002.8M
Line 4 $10,500,000 Goalies $5,350,000
Injury Report
Kyle Okposo
Expected Return Mon Jan 18, 2021
Kyle Okposo - OUT - Undisclosed
Fri Jan 15, 2021
Kyle Okposo | Okposo (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game versus Washington and could be sidelined for three to four more days, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Thu Jan 14, 2021
Kyle Okposo | Okposo (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's clash with the Capitals, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Matt Hunwick
Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Matt Hunwick - IR-NR - Neck
Zemgus Girgensons
Expected Return Tue Jul 6, 2021
Zemgus Girgensons - IR - Hamstring
Surgery

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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
(13) Forwards $53,444,167 65.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Staal, Eric C 36
$3,250,000
$0
UFA
Sobotka, Vladimir C 33
$0
UFA
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
IR
LW 27
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$0
UFA
Lazar, Curtis C 25
$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 C 24
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Thompson, Tage RW 23
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cozens, Dylan C 19
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$53,444,167
$35,594,167
$29,494,167
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
$0
(7) Defence $18,525,000 22.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Hunwick, Matt D 35
$0
UFA
Irwin, Matt D 33
$700,000
$0
UFA
Miller, Colin D 28
$3,875,000
$3,875,000
$0
UFA
McCabe, Jake D 27
$2,850,000
$0
UFA
Ristolainen, Rasmus D 26
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$0
UFA
Montour, Brandon D 26
$3,850,000
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri D 21
$925,000
$0
RFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 20
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pilut, Lawrence D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$18,525,000
$9,275,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
(2) Goalies $5,350,000 6.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Hutton, Carter G 35
$2,750,000
$0
UFA
Ullmark, Linus G 27
$2,600,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$5,350,000
$0
$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
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $791,667 1.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Hodgson, Cody
Buyout
C 30
$791,667
$791,667
$791,667
TOTALS TOTALS
$791,667
$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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22 11 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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45 22 9 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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$79,614,282 $45,660,834 $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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$1,885,718 $35,839,166 $51,214,166 $62,500,000
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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$1,935,781 $35,839,166 $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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$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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$79,598,334 $45,660,834 $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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3 3 3 3
(22) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Tokarski, Dustin G 31
$725,000
$725,000
$0
UFA
Smith, Dalton LW 28
$0
UFA
Davidson, Brandon
D 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
Fogarty, Steven RW 27
$700,000
$0
UFA
Leier, Taylor LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien C 26
$700,000
$0
UFA
Hurley, Connor C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Elie, Remi LW 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Gilmour, John D 27
$0
UFA
Cornel, Eric C 24
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Johansson, Jonas
G 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hickey, Brandon D 24
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Willman, Maxwell C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Brown, Christopher C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Spencer, Matthew D 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Borgen, William
D 24
$864,166
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Chukarov, Ivan D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Nelson, Casey D 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Asplund, Rasmus
C 23
$845,000
$0
RFA
Fitzgerald, Casey D 23
$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
Mittelstadt, Casey
C 22
$874,125
$0
RFA
Davidsson, Marcus D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 21
$778,333
$778,333
$0
RFA
Laaksonen, Oskari D 21
$853,333
$853,333
$853,333
$0
RFA
Bryson, Jacob D 23
$889,166
$889,166
$0
RFA
Weissbach, Linus LW 22
$0
Samuelsson, Mattias D 20
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pekar, Matej C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Lindstrand Cronholm, Linus D 20
$0
Kukkonen, Miska D 20
$0
Worge Kreu, William D 20
$0
Oglevie, Andrew C 25
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 23
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Johnson, Ryan LW 37
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Portillo, Erik G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Huglen, Aaron LW 19
$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
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Biro, Brandon LW 22
$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
$17,757,040
$9,364,999
$2,703,333
$0
$0
$0