NHL Rumors: Buffalo Sabres - Areas of Need, UFAs That Could Be Trade, and Goaltender Options
Sabres requires and some UFAs that might be moved by the trade due date

Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News: (mailbag) Expect the Buffalo Sabres to sign Ryan Johnson after the season. They are deep on the left side however he might use his off side.

Doesn’t see the Sabres making a huge free-agent splash and paying too much in the goalie market. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is close to being all set so there is no requirement to invest huge. If they consider Luukkonen all set, they would re-sign Dustin Tokarski or generate a veteran on a short-term, sensible agreement. If Luukkonen isn’t all set they can got the trade path.

Right-handed defenseman Colin Miller is atop of the Sabres pending UFA list that will likely be traded. Also getting interest must consist of Vinnie Hinostroza, Drake Caggiula, Cody Eakin, Robert Hagg, Craig Anderson and Dustin Tokarski.

This offseason might see the Sabres targeting a top-six winger that can score and has some speed. They might likewise utilize somebody for their bottom-six that has a forechecking existence – somebody Yanni Gourde like.

RFA goaltenders might be more appealing than UFA goaltenders for the Sabres

John Vogl of The Athletic: The Buffalo Sabres have goaltenders Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Devon Levi and Erik Portillo in the system however they are all set. They are presently running Aaron Dell and Dustin Tokarski while Craig Anderson is harmed.

The list of pending UFAs consists of Jack Campbell, Darcy Kuemper, Mikko Koskinen, Thomas Greiss, Braden Holtby and Joonas Korpisalo.

Pending RFA goaltenders are a bit more appealing to take a look at and consist of Vitek Vanecek, Ilya Samsonov, Alexandar Georgiev, Eric Comrie, Jake Oettinger and Joseph Woll.

The Dallas Stars have 4 goaltenders in Ottinger, Anton Khudobin, Braden Holtby and Ben Bishop.

Pending Buffalo Sabres totally free representatives

Unrestricted totally free representatives – Cody Eakin, Vinnie Hinostroza, John Hayden, Drake Caggiula, Johnny Boychuk, Colin Miller, Will Butcher, Robert Hagg, Mark Pysyk, Christian Wolanin, Craig Anderson, Aaron Dell, Dustin Tokarski, Brandon Davidson, Sean Malone, Ryan MacInnis, Ethan Prow, Andrew Oglevie, Jimmy Schuldt, and Ivan Chukarov.

Restricted totally free representatives – Victor Olofsson, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Lawrence Pilut, Brandon Biro, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, and Brett Murray.

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