While fans have been quiet around the rink, many are hoping that management hasn't stop talking to find a quick solution to the club's 18-17-4 record.
The Sabres were expected an easier ride to the playoffs with the likes of newly-acquired defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Robyn Regher, and forward Ville Leino, but several injuries cause them to struggle early in the season.
The club has fallen four points out of a playoff spot and the potential long-term absence of Ehrhoff due to an upper-body injury could push GM Darcy Regier to investigate the trade market.
Center Derek Roy continues to be the main trade bait with one-year remaining on his contract beyond this season at a cap hit of $4 million.
Meanwhile, blueliner Tyler Myers and Leino, who were both sidelined with injuries, are likely to return to the lineup over the weekend and could provide Regier with a better idea of his assets and needs in time for the deadline.
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