Is the Buffalo Sabres offseason over with on July 5??
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— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) July 4, 2023
GM Kevyn Adams indicated earlier this week that after restocking the minor league shelves in goal with Dustin Tokarski, Devin Cooley, and Michael Houser, he was confident going into the season with Devon Levi, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, and Eric Comrie.
After signing Erik Johnson, Connor Clifton, and Kale Clague, the Sabres have 10 defensemen with significant NHL experience, so adding on the blueline is out. Even after the injury to Jack Quinn, Adams said it was unlikely that they would be adding a forward.
Barring a trade which he did not rule out, it appears that Adams main task between now and training camp is to get extensions done with Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power.
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- Sabres Select Wahlberg, Strbak In The Second Round
- Sabres Sign Johnson, Clifton To Bolster Defense; Re-Sign Jost
- Adams Chooses To Stay Away From Goalie Market
- Sabres Rely On Relationships To Attract Blueliners
- Sabres Sign Clague To One-Year Deal
Red Wings Comings And Goings
In keeping track of the transactions of the Sabres Atlantic Division rivals, the Detroit Red Wings are on a similar track to the Sabres in challenging for an Eastern Conference playoff spot, but while most observers are positive regarding Buffalo and their chances, some are starting to doubt the decisions that GM Steve Yzerman are making.
Pius Suter (non-qualified free agent)
Jordan Oesterle (signed with Calgary)
Alex Nedeljkovic (signed with Pittsburgh)
J.T. Compher (signed five-year, $25.5 million deal)
Klim Kostin (acquired from Edmonton, signed two-year, $4 million deal)
Daniel Sprong (signed a one-year, $2 million deal)
Christian Fischer (signed a one-year, $1.125 million deal)
Shayne Gostisbehere (signed a one-year, $4.125 million deal)
Justin Holl (signed a three-year, $10.2 million deal)
James Reimer (signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal)
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