Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Playoff Odds 0%
Cap Hit $47,678,333
Cap Space $33,821,667
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 17/23
Contracts 25/50
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TRADE ANALYSIS
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres for Robert Hagg, 2021 First Round Pick, and 2023 second round pick
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Jul 23
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Seattle Kraken acquired William Borgen from the Buffalo Sabres in the expansion draft
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Jul 21
John-Jason Peterka | Peterka agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with Buffalo on Friday. Jun 11
Rasmus Dahlin | Dahlin finished his season with a seven-game point drought. May 12
Michael Houser | Houser made 22 saves in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Penguins. May 8

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Line Combinations Updated: Jul 23 (11:48am)
$3,050,0003.1M
$10,000,00010M
$00M
$00M
$00M
Line 1 $13,050,000 Pairing 1 $0
$9,000,0009M
$894,1670.9M
$1,600,0001.6M
$925,0000.9M
$3,875,0003.9M
Line 2 $11,494,167 Pairing 2 $4,800,000
$00M
$00M
$1,400,0001.4M
$889,1660.9M
$1,600,0001.6M
Line 3 $1,400,000 Pairing 3 $2,489,166
$925,0000.9M
$2,250,0002.3M
$6,000,0006M
$778,3330.8M
$725,0000.7M
Line 4 $9,175,000 Goalies $1,503,333
Injury Report
Jake McCabe
Expected Return Tue Aug 31, 2021
Jake McCabe - OUT - Knee
Surgery
Mon May 10, 2021
Jake McCabe | McCabe (knee) is confident he'll be ready for the 2021-22 campaign, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Zemgus Girgensons
Expected Return Wed Sep 1, 2021
Zemgus Girgensons - IR - Hamstring
Surgery
Colin Miller
Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Colin Miller - OUT - Upper Body
Tue Jun 8, 2021
Colin Miller | Miller suffered an upper-body injury playing for Team Canada during the recent IIHF World Championship, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Cody Eakin
Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Cody Eakin - OUT - Undisclosed
Sat May 8, 2021
Cody Eakin | Eakin (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's season finale versus the Penguins, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Thu May 6, 2021
Cody Eakin | Eakin is dealing with soreness and won't play Thursday versus Pittsburgh, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen
Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen - OUT - Ankle
Sat May 22, 2021
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen's injury has been clarified to be an ankle sprain and it should not impact much of his offseason regimen, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Tue May 4, 2021
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen (lower body) will miss the final three games of the season, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen (lower body) won't be available against the Islanders on Monday as the team awaits more details regarding his injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Sat May 1, 2021
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen will be promoted to Buffalo's active roster and guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with Boston, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Sat May 1, 2021
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen | Luukkonen left Saturday's game against Boston after two periods with what appeared to be a lower-body injury and will not return, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

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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
(11) Forwards $38,094,167 46.7% 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)
Sheahan, Riley C 29
$0
UFA
Rieder, Tobias RW 28
$0
UFA
Girgensons, Zemgus LW 27
$2,200,000
$2,200,000
$0
UFA
Reinhart, Sam RW 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bjork, Anders LW 24
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Victor LW 26
$3,050,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eichel, Jack C 24
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$10,000,000
NMC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Caggiula, Drake LW 27
$0
UFA
Thompson, Tage RW 23
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Asplund, Rasmus C 23
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Murray, Brett LW 23
$775,000
$0
RFA
Mittelstadt, Casey C 22
$0
RFA
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cozens, Dylan C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$38,094,167
$31,094,167
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
$0
(4) Defence $7,289,166 8.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Irwin, Matt D 33
$0
UFA
Miller, Colin D 28
$3,875,000
$0
UFA
McCabe, Jake D 27
$0
UFA
Hagg, Robert D 26
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri D 22
$0
RFA
Bryson, Jacob D 23
$889,166
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dahlin, Rasmus D 21
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Samuelsson, Mattias D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Pilut, Lawrence D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$7,289,166
$925,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
(2) Goalies $1,503,333 1.8% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Tokarski, Dustin G 31
$725,000
$0
UFA
Hutton, Carter G 35
$0
UFA
Ullmark, Linus G 27
$0
UFA
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 22
$778,333
$0
RFA
Houser, Michael G 28
$0
UFA
Lekkas, Stefanos G 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$1,503,333
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS TOTALS
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(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 TOTALS
$791,667
$791,667
$0
$0
$0
$0
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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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17 8 2 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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25 14 4 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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$47,678,333 $32,810,834 $19,000,000 $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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$33,821,667 $48,689,166 $62,500,000 $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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$33,821,667 $48,689,166 $62,500,000 $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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$47,678,333 $32,810,834 $19,000,000 $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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$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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$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
(8) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Davidson, Brandon D 29
$0
UFA
Fogarty, Steven RW 28
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien C 27
$0
UFA
Hurley, Connor C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Brown, Christopher C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Chukarov, Ivan D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Fitzgerald, Casey D 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Nyberg, Philip D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Glotov, Vasii C 23
$0
$0
UFA
Smith, C.J. LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Davidsson, Marcus D 24
$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
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
Oglevie, Andrew C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
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 22
$830,000
$830,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Biro, Brandon LW 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Di Pietro, Dawson LW 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Quinn, Jack RW 19
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Peterka, John-Jason LW 19
$886,667
$886,667
$886,667
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Costantini, Matteo C 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lyckasen, Albert D 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Konecny, Jakub 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$6,745,834
$5,070,834
$1,780,834
$0
$0
$0