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Sabres Daily: Hanifin The Next Domino To Fall?; Ostlund Watch



With the trade of Erik Karlsson to Pittsburgh earlier this week, there is a good possibility that the trade roadblock of defensemen could free up before the start of training camp next month. The name most bandied about has been Calgary’s Noah Hanifin, who has a year left on his six-year deal with the Flames before qualifying for unrestricted free agency. The Sabres were among a number of clubs connected to Hanifin before the beginning of free agency and the signing of veterans Eric Johnson and Connor Clifton, but The Athletic’s Julian McKenzie believes that teams like Florida, Toronto, and Detroit could still have interest, even if it is as a one-year rental.


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Buffalo Sabres 2022 first-rounder Noah Ostlund opted to return to the SHL and move from Djurgardens to Vaxjo this season instead of playing in Rochester this season. As with last season, the 19-year-old will likely play for Sweden at the 2024 IIHF World Juniors in Gothenberg this December and likely head to North America after his year in Sweden is completed.

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Boston: Leafs And Hawks Tried To Sign Lucic (Boston Bruins)

Calgary: Backlund Leaves Door Open To Re-Sign, But Can Flames Risk It? (Calgary Flames)

Carolina: Hurricanes, Brind’Amour Extension Will Not Be Easy (Carolina Hurricanes)

Chicago: Bedard A Big Reason Lucic Talked To Chicago  (Chicago Blackhawks)

Colorado: Cassidy With High Praise For Makar (Colorado Avalanche)

Detroit: DeBrincat Has New Team, New Contract, And New Agent (Detroit Red Wings)

Florida: Kulikov: Panthers “Were Always In My Heart” (Florida Panthers)

Los Angeles: Fiala One Of The League’s Best Playmakers (Los Angeles Kings)

Montreal: Three Worst Free-Agent Signings In Canadiens History (Montreal Canadiens)

Nashville: Back Injury Likely To Force Ellis Into Retirement (Nashville Predators)

New Jersey: Bahl, Devils Inks Two-Year Extension (New Jersey Devils)

NY Islanders: Isles Playoff Chances Slim In Eastern Conference (New York Islanders)

Philadelphia: Michkov And Gauthier Show They Are Flyers Future (Philadelphia Flyers)

Pittsburgh: Dubas Picked Himself As GM (Pittsburgh Penguins)

San Jose: Is Karlsson Contract Termination Plausible? (San Jose Sharks)

Vegas: Golden Knights Accountability Ladder (Vegas Golden Knights)

Washington: Why Wilson’s Extension Makes Sense (Washington Capitals)