Buffalo Sabres

Head Coach Don Granato
Assistant Coach Mike Bales
Playoff Odds 71.4%
Projected Cap Hit $65,796,512
Projected Cap Space $15,703,488
Current Cap Space $16,976,744
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 23/23
Contracts 43/50
Transactions
Rasmus Asplund | Asplund posted an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning. Oct 25
Tage Thompson | Thompson recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning. Oct 25
Vinnie Hinostroza | Hinostroza scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning. Oct 25
Drake Caggiula | Caggiula scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning. Oct 25
Robert Hagg | Hagg scored an empty-net goal, supplied an assist, went plus-3 and blocked three shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning. Oct 25

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$9,000,0009M
$894,1670.9M
$1,050,0001.1M
$6,000,0006M
$2,822,7662.8M
Line 1 $10,944,167 Pairing 1 $8,822,766
$825,0000.8M
$1,400,0001.4M
$3,050,0003.1M
$889,1660.9M
$3,875,0003.9M
Line 2 $5,275,000 Pairing 2 $4,764,166
$750,0000.8M
$2,200,0002.2M
$6,000,0006M
$1,600,0001.6M
$900,0000.9M
Line 3 $8,950,000 Pairing 3 $2,500,000
$1,600,0001.6M
$925,0000.9M
$750,0000.8M
$750,0000.8M
$725,0000.7M
Line 4 $3,275,000 Goalies $1,475,000
Injury Report
Cody Eakin
Expected Return Thu Oct 28, 2021
Cody Eakin - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Mon Oct 25, 2021
Cody Eakin | Eakin (upper body) is hoping to be available for Thursday's matchup with Anaheim, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Thu Oct 21, 2021
Cody Eakin | According to coach Don Granato, Eakin (undisclosed) "will miss the next couple of games," John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Wed Oct 20, 2021
Cody Eakin | Eakin (undisclosed) is being evaluated and an update on his status will be provided Thursday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Mattias Samuelsson
Expected Return Thu Oct 28, 2021
Mattias Samuelsson - IR-NR - Lower Body
Thu Oct 21, 2021
Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) will practice with the Sabres in the coming days, according to coach Don Granato, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Tue Oct 12, 2021
Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was designated as an injured non-roster player Tuesday, PuckPedia reports.
Thu Sep 23, 2021
Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) is considered week-to-week, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Fri Sep 17, 2021
Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson left Friday's Prospects Challenge game against the Devils after blocking a shot off his foot, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Henri Jokiharju
Expected Return Sun Oct 31, 2021
Henri Jokiharju - IR - Lower Body
Sat Oct 16, 2021
Henri Jokiharju | Jokiharju (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Fri Oct 15, 2021
Henri Jokiharju | Jokiharju is facing a 2-3 week absence with a lower-body injury.
Andrew Oglevie
Expected Return Tue Nov 2, 2021
Andrew Oglevie - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Jack Eichel
Expected Return Tue Nov 2, 2021
Jack Eichel - IR - Neck
Not Specified
Thu Sep 23, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (neck) failed his training camp physical and has been stripped of his captaincy, The Athletic (NHL) reports.

Mon May 10, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (neck) and the Sabres have differing opinions about the next steps in his recovery with the center favoring surgery, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Thu Apr 15, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel will continue to rehab the herniated disc in his neck in hopes of avoiding surgery, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Wed Apr 14, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel will miss the remainder of the campaign due to a herniated disc in his neck. He is expected to be healthy and ready to play at the beginning of the 2021-22 season.
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Jack Eichel | Eichel (neck) could miss the remainder of the regular season, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
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.

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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
(14) Forwards $43,969,167 53.9% 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
Hinostroza, Vinnie RW 27
$1,050,000
$0
UFA
Hayden, John RW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
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
Eichel, Jack
IR
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
$750,000
$0
UFA
Thompson, Tage RW 23
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Asplund, Rasmus C 23
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Murray, Brett LW 23
$775,000
$0
RFA
Mittelstadt, Casey
IR
C 22
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
RFA
Ruotsalainen, Arttu C 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Cozens, Dylan C 20
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$43,969,167
$34,419,167
$21,500,000
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
(7) Defence $19,336,932 23.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Pysyk, Mark D 29
$900,000
$0
UFA
Miller, Colin D 28
$3,875,000
$0
UFA
Hagg, Robert D 26
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Butcher, Will D 26
$2,822,766
$0
UFA
Wolanin, Christian D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Jokiharju, Henri
IR
D 22
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$0
RFA
Bryson, Jacob D 23
$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
$19,336,932
$8,500,000
$8,500,000
(2) Goalies $1,475,000 1.8% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Anderson, Craig G 40
$750,000
$0
UFA
Tokarski, Dustin G 32
$725,000
$0
UFA
Houser, Michael G 29
$0
UFA
Lekkas, Stefanos G 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$1,475,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
(2) Buyout & Retained Salary $959,124 1.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Samuelsson, Mattias - Season Opening IR
0
$167,457
Hodgson, Cody
Buyout
C 31
$791,667
$791,667
TOTALS
$959,124
$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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43 19 7 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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$65,796,512 $43,710,834 $30,000,000 $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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$15,703,488 $37,789,166 $51,500,000 $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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$16,976,744 $37,789,166 $51,500,000 $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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$65,854,137 $43,710,834 $30,000,000 $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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$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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$850,000 $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
Dell, Aaron G 32
$750,000
$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
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G 22
$778,333
$0
RFA
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 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Oglevie, Andrew C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Schuldt, Jimmy D 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Johnson, Ryan LW 37
$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 25
$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 18
$0
$0
UFA
Rosén, Isak RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Poltapov, Prokhor RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kisakov, Alexander 18
$0
$0
UFA
Sardaryan, Stiven 18
$0
$0
UFA
Marjala, Viljami LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
von Barnekow, William LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Novikov, Nikita D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kozak, Tyson C 18
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$13,699,167
$6,745,834
$1,780,834