The summer trade market may have begun to shake loose with the trade of forward Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
— Milan Šplíchal 🐙 Red Wings Fanatic (@Juuhatalo) July 9, 2023
The Sens moved the restricted free-agent sniper to the Wings for a conditional 2024 first-round pick, a 2024 fourth-round pick, forward Dominik Kubalik, and minor league defenseman Donovan Sebrango. Following the deal, DeBrincat agreed to a four-year, $31.5 million deal ($7.875 million AAV). The deal could have implications for the Buffalo Sabres in their pursuit of trading winger Victor Olofsson since the options for teams looking for a scorer are closed to the possibility of acquiring DeBrincat.
Olofsson scored a career-high 28 goals and has one year remaining at an AAV of $4.75 million.
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- Sabres Prospects Showing Off At Scrimmage
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- Are The Sabres Still Shopping In The Free Agent Market?
Leafs Comings And Goings
In keeping track of the transactions of the Sabres Atlantic Division rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally snapped their 19-year playoff drought by eliminating Tampa Bay in the first round but ran into the Florida Panthers freight train. The departure of Kyle Dubas and the change to GM Brad Treliving has resulted in a change of philosophy and a significant changeover of the Leafs roster.
Michael Bunting (signed as a free agent with Carolina)
Alex Kerfoot (signed as a free agent with Arizona)
Zach Aston-Reese (unsigned free agent)
Ryan O’Reilly (signed as a free agent with Nashville)
Noel Acciari (signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh)
Justin Holl (signed as a free agent with Detroit)
Erik Gustavsson (signed as a free agent with NY Rangers)
Luke Schenn (signed as a free agent with Nashville)
Tyler Bertuzzi (signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract)
Max Domi (signed a one-year, $3 million contract)
John Klingberg (signed a one-year, $4.15 million contract)
Ryan Reaves (signed a three-year, $4.05 contract)
Dylan Gambrell (signed a one-year, $775,000 deal)
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