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Head Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Playoff Odds 5%
Projected Cap Hit $67,398,534
Projected Cap Space $14,101,466
Current Cap Space $19,722,330
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 23/23
Contracts 46/50
Transactions
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen stopped 21 of 23 shots in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Ducks. Dec 7
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen will guard the home goal during Tuesday's matchup with the Ducks. Dec 7
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen was promoted from the minors Monday. Dec 6
Jacob Bryson | Bryson notched a power-play assist in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Hurricanes. Dec 4
Kyle Okposo | Okposo recorded a power-play assist and four hits in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Hurricanes. Dec 4

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Line Combinations Updated: Dec 07 (7:04am)
$9,000,0009M
$1,400,0001.4M
$3,050,0003.1M
$6,000,0006M
$900,0000.9M
Line 1 $13,450,000 Pairing 1 $6,900,000
$775,0000.8M
$894,1670.9M
$6,000,0006M
$889,1660.9M
$2,500,0002.5M
Line 2 $7,669,167 Pairing 2 $3,389,166
$2,200,0002.2M
$2,500,0002.5M
$825,0000.8M
$2,822,7662.8M
$3,875,0003.9M
Line 3 $5,525,000 Pairing 3 $6,697,766
$1,600,0001.6M
$2,250,0002.3M
$1,050,0001.1M
$778,3330.8M
$750,0000.8M
Line 4 $4,900,000 Goalies $1,528,333
Injury Report
Casey Mittelstadt
Expected Return Fri Dec 10, 2021
Casey Mittelstadt - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Wed Dec 8, 2021
Casey Mittelstadt | Mittelstadt is set to undergo additional testing to determine if the injury he suffered during Tuesday's loss to Anaheim is the same upper-body injury that kept him sidelined for 21 games earlier this season, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Tue Dec 7, 2021
Casey Mittelstadt | Mittelstadt (undisclosed) was injured in Tuesday's game versus the Ducks, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Malcolm Subban
Expected Return Fri Dec 10, 2021
Malcolm Subban - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Malcolm Subban | Subban (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Anaheim, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Sat Dec 4, 2021
Malcolm Subban | Subban will protect the road goal Saturday versus the Hurricanes.
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Malcolm Subban | Subban (lower body) left Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes. He was injured in the third period.
Robert Hagg
Expected Return Fri Dec 10, 2021
Robert Hagg - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Robert Hagg | Hagg (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against Anaheim, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Mon Dec 6, 2021
Robert Hagg | Hagg (undisclosed) might be an option versus the Ducks on Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Robert Hagg | Hagg (undisclosed) won't play Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Dustin Tokarski
Expected Return Fri Dec 10, 2021
Dustin Tokarski - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Dec 2, 2021
Dustin Tokarski | Tokarski was placed in COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
Drake Caggiula
Expected Return Fri Dec 10, 2021
Drake Caggiula - IR - Upper Body
Wed Dec 1, 2021
Drake Caggiula | Caggiula (upper body) has been designated for injured reserve, per the (NHL) media site.

Fri Nov 26, 2021
Drake Caggiula | Caggiula is listed as week to week with an upper-body injury.

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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 $38,544,167 47.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Okposo, Kyle RW 33
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Eakin, Cody C 30
$2,250,000
$0
UFA
Skinner, Jeff LW 29
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$9,000,000
$0
UFA

(2027)
Girgensons, Zemgus LW 27
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$0
UFA
Jankowski, Mark C 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hinostroza, Vinnie RW 27
$1,050,000
$0
UFA
Hayden, John RW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Tuch, Alex
IR
RW 25
$4,750,000
$4,750,000
$4,750,000
M-NTC
$4,750,000
M-NTC
$4,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Bjork, Anders LW 25
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Victor LW 26
$3,050,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Caggiula, Drake
IR
LW 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Thompson, Tage RW 24
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Asplund, Rasmus C 24
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Murray, Brett LW 23
$775,000
$0
RFA
Mittelstadt, Casey
IR
C 23
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
RFA
Cozens, Dylan C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$38,544,167
$29,169,167
$16,250,000
$13,750,000
$13,750,000
(7) Defence $24,586,932 30.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Boychuk, Johnny
IR
D 37
$6,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Pysyk, Mark D 29
$900,000
$0
UFA
Miller, Colin D 29
$3,875,000
$0
UFA
Hagg, Robert D 26
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Butcher, Will D 26
$2,822,766
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri D 22
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
RFA
Bryson, Jacob D 24
$889,166
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 21
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pilut, Lawrence D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$24,586,932
$8,500,000
$8,500,000
(3) Goalies $3,853,333 4.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Anderson, Craig
IR
G 40
$750,000
$0
UFA
Tokarski, Dustin
IR
G 32
$725,000
$0
UFA
Subban, Malcolm G 27
$850,000
$0
UFA
Dell, Aaron G 32
$750,000
$0
UFA
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 22
$778,333
$0
RFA
Houser, Michael G 29
$0
UFA
Lekkas, Stefanos G 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$3,853,333
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $791,667 1.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Hodgson, Cody
Buyout
C 31
$791,667
$791,667
TOTALS
$791,667
$791,667
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

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

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23 11 5 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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46 20 8 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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$67,398,534 $38,460,834 $24,750,000 $13,750,000
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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$14,101,466 $43,039,166 $56,750,000 $67,750,000
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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$19,722,330 $43,039,166 $56,750,000 $67,750,000
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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$67,890,013 $38,460,834 $24,750,000 $13,750,000
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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$113,916 $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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$932,500 $850,000 $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
(17) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Davidson, Brandon D 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hurley, Connor C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Malone, Sean C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
MacInnis, Ryan C 25
$750,000
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Brown, Christopher C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Chukarov, Ivan D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Fitzgerald, Casey D 24
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nyberg, Philip D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Glotov, Vasii C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Davidsson, Marcus D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Laaksonen, Oskari D 22
$853,333
$853,333
$0
RFA
Weissbach, Linus LW 23
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samuelsson, Mattias D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pekar, Matej C 21
$764,167
$764,167
$0
RFA
Lindstrand Cronholm, Linus D 21
$0
Kukkonen, Miska D 21
$0
Worge Kreu, William D 21
$0
Prow, Ethan D 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Oglevie, Andrew C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Schuldt, Jimmy D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Krebs, Peyton C 20
$863,334
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Johnson, Ryan LW 38
$0
$0
UFA
Portillo, Erik G 21
$0
$0
UFA
Huglen, Aaron LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Cederqvist, Filip LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Rousek, Lukas LW 22
$830,000
$830,000
$0
RFA
Biro, Brandon LW 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Di Pietro, Dawson LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Quinn, Jack RW 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Peterka, John-Jason LW 19
$886,667
$886,667
$886,667
$0
RFA
Costantini, Matteo C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Lyckasen, Albert D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Levi, Devon G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Konecny, Jakub 19
$0
$0
UFA
Nadeau, Olivier RW 18
$0
Power, Owen D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Rosén, Isak RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Poltapov, Prokhor RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kisakov, Alexander 19
$0
$0
UFA
Sardaryan, Stiven 18
$0
$0
UFA
Marjala, Viljami LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
von Barnekow, William LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Novikov, Nikita D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kozak, Tyson C 18
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$13,959,168
$7,609,168
$2,644,168