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Initial Creation Date: Apr. 15, 2022
Published: Apr. 15, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Bloom, Josh3$850,000
Johnson, Ryan2$925,000
Nadeau, Olivier3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
McLeod, Ryan3$1,475,000
Biro, Brandon2$750,000
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka2$1,050,000
Murray, Brett2$1,050,000
Olofsson, Victor3$3,050,000
Ruotsalainen, Arttu2$950,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hayden, John2$750,000
Houser, Michael2$750,000
Jankowski, Mark2$750,000
Subban, Malcolm2$750,000
Tokarski, Dustin2$750,000
Pysyk, Mark2$1,000,000
Kuemper, Darcy2$9,000,000
Poturalski, Andrew2$800,000
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. Muzzin, Jake
  2. 2022 1st round pick (TOR)
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Pick 24
TOR
  1. Bryson, Jacob [RFA Rights]
  2. 2022 2nd round pick (BUF)
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Pick 40
2.
BUF
  1. Kassian, Zack
  2. McLeod, Ryan [RFA Rights]
EDM
  1. Mittelstadt, Casey ($1,000,000 retained)
3.
BUF
    Waivers
    SEA
    1. Kassian, Zack
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Casey Mittelstadt: $1,000,000 (40%)
    Buried
    • Anders Bjork: $475,000 ($1,600,000)
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$82,500,000$64,060,000$0$3,120,000$18,440,000
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Skinner, Jeff
    $9,000,000
    LW, RW
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    UFA - 5
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    Thompson, Tage
    $1,400,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 1
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    Tuch, Alex
    $4,750,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 4
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    Krebs, Peyton
    $863,333
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
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    Cozens, Dylan
    $894,167
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
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    Quinn, Jack
    $863,333
    RW
    RFA - 3
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    Peterka, John-Jason
    $855,833
    RW, LW
    RFA - 3
    McLeod, Ryan
    $1,475,000
    C
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    Olofsson, Victor
    $3,050,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
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    Asplund, Rasmus
    $825,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
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    Girgensons, Zemgus
    $2,200,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
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    Okposo, Kyle
    $6,000,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Samuelsson, Mattias
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
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    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $6,000,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 2
    Kuemper, Darcy
    $9,000,000
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    Power, Owen
    $916,667
    LD
    RFA - 2
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    Jokiharju, Henri
    $2,500,000
    RD
    RFA - 2
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    Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
    $1,050,000
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    Muzzin, Jake
    $5,625,000
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    Pysyk, Mark
    $1,000,000
    RD, RW
    UFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    Poturalski, Andrew
    $800,000
    C
    UFA - 2
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    Murray, Brett
    $1,050,000
    LW
    RFA - 1
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    Fitzgerald, Casey
    $750,000
    RD
    RFA - 1

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    Apr. 15 at 5:24 p.m.
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    Leafs pass - don’t need a sweetener to move Muzzin (certainly not a 1st to move back half a round) and he’s likely in their lineup next year. He’s been injury riddle this year, wouldn’t call it a regression until it’s more than 1 season. If they wouldn’t move their 1st for a rental, their not moving it for anything short of an impactful player
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    Apr. 15 at 5:29 p.m.
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    Leafs decline. Muzzin has just had a down year however, he will be a part of the lineup for at least the next 2 years
    Apr. 15 at 6:28 p.m.
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    Quoting: TrueCanuck
    Leafs pass - don’t need a sweetener to move Muzzin (certainly not a 1st to move back half a round) and he’s likely in their lineup next year. He’s been injury riddle this year, wouldn’t call it a regression until it’s more than 1 season. If they wouldn’t move their 1st for a rental, their not moving it for anything short of an impactful player

    Quoting: NauticalGM
    Leafs decline. Muzzin has just had a down year however, he will be a part of the lineup for at least the next 2 years


    The pick isnt for the player, its for the cap space
    Apr. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
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    Quoting: Shibbal18
    The pick isnt for the player, its for the cap space


    regardless, muzzin is not getting moved by the Leafs in the next 2 years
    Apr. 15 at 6:46 p.m.
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    Quoting: NauticalGM
    Leafs decline. Muzzin has just had a down year however, he will be a part of the lineup for at least the next 2 years


    I wouldn't be so sure on that. It's unlikely but it's not impossible. If Sandin surpasses him, then moving Muzzin would make sense.
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    Apr. 15 at 6:46 p.m.
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    Quoting: NauticalGM
    regardless, muzzin is not getting moved by the Leafs in the next 2 years


    No problem
    Apr. 15 at 6:46 p.m.
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    Quoting: NauticalGM
    regardless, muzzin is not getting moved by the Leafs in the next 2 years


    That's not 100%.

    They literally had to spend assets for Muzzin insurance this year.

    If he can't handle top 4 minutes, they can't keep him around at that salary.

    The difference between pick 24 and pick 40 isn't that substantial.

    I say all of this as a big Muzzin fan.
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    Apr. 15 at 7:02 p.m.
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    Leafs aren't trading a first, easy decline, and Sabres have no leverage in a trade
    Apr. 15 at 7:03 p.m.
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    Quoting: Shibbal18
    The pick isnt for the player, its for the cap space


    They don’t need the cap space that way. Kerfoot is likely moved, Mrazek can be moved or bought out.. there’s enough cap space to make moves.

    This is just an uninformed fan trying to take advantage of a team for no reason
    Apr. 15 at 7:03 p.m.
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    Quoting: Shibbal18
    The pick isnt for the player, its for the cap space


    Sabres have no leverage in a trade for players, Buffalo is a market that players do not want to go to. If anything, Leafs would be asking for 2nd and a prospect or a first for Muzzin
    Apr. 15 at 7:05 p.m.
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    Quoting: Barilko14
    That's not 100%.

    They literally had to spend assets for Muzzin insurance this year.

    If he can't handle top 4 minutes, they can't keep him around at that salary.

    The difference between pick 24 and pick 40 isn't that substantial.

    I say all of this as a big Muzzin fan.


    Leafs were not paying a first for a rental at the trade deadline, there is no way they are trading a first in this trade
    Apr. 15 at 7:08 p.m.
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    Quoting: Logan_Ollivier
    I wouldn't be so sure on that. It's unlikely but it's not impossible. If Sandin surpasses him, then moving Muzzin would make sense.


    Also, if they're talking to Gio after the season and get the feeling they can sign him for $2M or less, then they have consider moving Muzzin.
    Apr. 15 at 7:14 p.m.
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    Quoting: MrDinkiee
    Sabres have no leverage in a trade for players, Buffalo is a market that players do not want to go to. If anything, Leafs would be asking for 2nd and a prospect or a first for Muzzin


    Considering Muzzin is 33yo and has been hurt 5+ times in the last 3 seasons, including two concussions this year, Muzzin's value has never been lower.

    At this rate, he could be in Seabrook territory soon.

    People get too worked up about 1sts. 24th (or later) to 40ish, isn't that big of a difference.
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    Apr. 15 at 7:15 p.m.
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    Quoting: Barilko14
    Considering Muzzin is 33yo and has been hurt 5+ times in the last 3 seasons, including two concussions this year, Muzzin's value has never been lower.

    At this rate, he could be in Seabrook territory soon.

    People get too worked up about 1sts. 24th (or later) to 40ish, isn't that big of a difference.


    Leafs haven't had a first round pick in over three seasons, Leafs need to start drafting quality players who have value. Other than Knies, no team was calling for any of the Leafs prospects at the trade deadline
    Apr. 15 at 7:17 p.m.
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    Quoting: MrDinkiee
    Leafs haven't had a first round pick in over three seasons, Leafs need to start drafting quality players who have value. Other than Knies, no team was calling for any of the Leafs prospects at the trade deadline


    Love when people spit out stuff like this like they actually know anything.

    It's comical.
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    Apr. 15 at 9:31 p.m.
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    Quoting: MrDinkiee
    Leafs aren't trading a first, easy decline, and Sabres have no leverage in a trade


    Quoting: MrDinkiee
    Leafs were not paying a first for a rental at the trade deadline, there is no way they are trading a first in this trade


    Theyre not paying a 1st...
    Apr. 15 at 9:54 p.m.
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    Quoting: Shibbal18
    Theyre not paying a 1st...


    You're swapping your second for a Leafs first, Leafs easily decline
    Apr. 15 at 11:15 p.m.
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    Quoting: MrDinkiee
    You're swapping your second for a Leafs first, Leafs easily decline


    Thats a fair opinion, but the leafs arent spending a 1st, thats a completely different connotation. Theyre moving back 16 spots to save 4 mill and get a young dman who doesnt have a history of concussions
    Apr. 16 at 11:55 a.m.
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    Thats a fair opinion, but the leafs arent spending a 1st, thats a completely different connotation. Theyre moving back 16 spots to save 4 mill and get a young dman who doesnt have a history of concussions


    Muzzin is not a cap dump, if teams are calling for Jeff Petry, there will be teams calling for Jake Muzzin. You will be paying for Muzzin if you want him, not the other way around, and the Sabres will be desperate to find players wanting to join a market in Buffalo
    Apr. 16 at 10:26 p.m.
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    Quoting: MrDinkiee
    Muzzin is not a cap dump, if teams are calling for Jeff Petry, there will be teams calling for Jake Muzzin. You will be paying for Muzzin if you want him, not the other way around, and the Sabres will be desperate to find players wanting to join a market in Buffalo


    No the Sabres wont be desperate, the culture in Buffalo is significantly better without Eichel, nor do they need much to start. I also really dont want Muzzin that much, that why hes on the 3rd pair.
    Apr. 17 at 11:25 a.m.
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    Edited Apr. 17 at 12:51 p.m.
    Quoting: Shibbal18
    No the Sabres wont be desperate, the culture in Buffalo is significantly better without Eichel, nor do they need much to start. I also really dont want Muzzin that much, that why hes on the 3rd pair.


    We will see, but the Sabres are a few years away from moving up in the standings, especially how deep the Atlantic division is. The environment is a bit better in Buffalo, but I still don't see it as a market that impactful players will want to play in
     
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