Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Ralph Krueger
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Assistant Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Steve Smith
Playoff Odds 8.8%
Cap Hit $81,024,399
Cap Space $475,601
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 22/23
Contracts 45/50
Transactions
Rasmus Asplund | Asplund was sent to the taxi squad Friday, CBS Sports reports. Feb 26
Jacob Bryson | Bryson was sent to the taxi squad Friday, according to CBS Sports. Feb 26
Tobias Rieder | Rieder (undisclosed) is ready to return to the lineup Saturday against Philadelphia, per coach Ralph Krueger, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Feb 26
Carter Hutton | Hutton replaced the injured Linus Ullmark (undisclosed) after the first period of Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils and allowed four goals on 25 shots. Feb 25
Casey Mittelstadt | Mittelstadt was added to the active roster and will play in Thursday's game against New Jersey, per CBS Sports. Feb 25

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$3,050,0003.1M
$700,0000.7M
$5,200,0005.2M
$925,0000.9M
$3,850,0003.9M
Line 1 $8,950,000 Pairing 1 $4,775,000
$8,000,0008M
$3,250,0003.3M
$894,1670.9M
$700,0000.7M
$3,875,0003.9M
Line 2 $12,144,167 Pairing 2 $4,575,000
$845,0000.8M
$2,250,0002.3M
$6,000,0006M
$889,1660.9M
$925,0000.9M
Line 3 $9,095,000 Pairing 3 $1,814,166
$874,1250.9M
$800,0000.8M
$1,400,0001.4M
$2,600,0002.6M
$2,750,0002.8M
Line 4 $3,074,125 Goalies $5,350,000
Injury Report
Jack Eichel
Expected Return unknown
Jack Eichel - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Fri Feb 26, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (lower body) is considered day-to-day, John Wawrow of The Associated Press reports.

Thu Feb 25, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (lower body) won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Devils, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Rasmus Ristolainen
Expected Return unknown
Rasmus Ristolainen - DAY-TO-DAY - Not Injury Related
Thu Feb 25, 2021
Rasmus Ristolainen | Although he's not quite 100 percent yet, Ristolainen (not injury related) told reporters Thursday he "feels really close and really good," Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Sat Feb 20, 2021
Rasmus Ristolainen | Coach Ralph Krueger is hopeful Ristolainen (not injury related) will be ready to play "in a few weeks," Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Thu Feb 18, 2021
Rasmus Ristolainen | Ristolainen (not injury related) isn't with the Sabres for the start of their four-game road trip, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Linus Ullmark
Expected Return Tue Mar 2, 2021
Linus Ullmark - OUT - Undisclosed
Fri Feb 26, 2021
Linus Ullmark | Ullmark (undisclosed) isn't expected to be available for Saturday or Sunday's game versus the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Thu Feb 25, 2021
Linus Ullmark | Ullmark will guard the home goal during Thursday's matchup with New Jersey, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Thu Feb 25, 2021
Linus Ullmark | Ullmark (undisclosed) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Devils.
William Borgen
Expected Return Tue Apr 6, 2021
William Borgen - IR - Forearm
Surgery
Tue Feb 23, 2021
Will Borgen | Borgen underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right forearm and will require 6-8 weeks of recovery.

Mon Feb 22, 2021
Will Borgen | Borgen (upper body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Sun Feb 21, 2021
Will Borgen | Head coach Ralph Krueger said Sunday that Borgen has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
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
(14) Forwards $54,318,292 66.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Staal, Eric C 36
$3,250,000
$0
UFA
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 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 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
Mittelstadt, Casey C 22
$874,125
$0
RFA
Cozens, Dylan C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$54,318,292
$35,594,167
$29,494,167
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
$0
(6) Defence $19,389,166 23.8% 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
Montour, Brandon D 26
$3,850,000
$0
UFA
Borgen, William
IR
D 24
$864,166
$0
RFA
$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
$19,389,166
$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 31
$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 10 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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$81,024,399 $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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$475,601 $35,839,166 $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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$777,039 $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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$81,336,625 $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
(20) 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
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 24
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Johansson, Jonas
G 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Willman, Maxwell C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Brown, Christopher C 25
$0
$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 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 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 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
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
$15,888,749
$9,234,999
$3,467,500
$0
$0
$0