What the Buffalo Sabres may be looking at this offseason
Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News: (mailbag) The Buffalo Sabres could use some more size and physical presence on their roster for next season.
Jeff Skinner won’t be going anywhere, as the sides will get the deal done.
Forward Jason Pominville would love to return to the Sabres next season but doesn’t see it happening.
The Sabres need to address their lack of depth and grit up front this offseason.
Vladimir Sobotka has a year left on his contract and likely won’t get much interest on the trade market.
Ryan Stimson of The Athletic: The Buffalo Sabres need to add depth up front and maybe to their blueline as well.
The Sabres will likely qualify RFA defenseman Jake McCabe at $1.775 million.
They could look at keeping one of Johan Larsson or Zemgus Girgensons.
With the Sabres needing to give out new contracts to Jeff Skinner, Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Dahlin and Brandon Montour between now and the end of next year, they may not be looking to throw a lot of money around to free agents this offseason.
Joonas Donskoi could be one value signing they’d look at – maybe a three- or four-year deal in the $3 to $4 million range.