Former Sabres forward Tim Kennedy told the Buffalo News there are five teams interested in signing him.
Kennedy became a free agent after he was bought-out by the Sabres after he was awarded a $1 million deal through arbitration.
Kennedy, a Buffalo native, was shocked by the decision, but understands the business behind the move.
"It happens all the time with guys in the league," Kennedy told the News. "It's just more significant because I'm from this town. It's just the way the game is. It hits home a little more because I'm from here. [The Sabres] did what they thought was right. I have to move on, keep working out and find a team."
While Kennedy wouldn't reveal which teams are trying to sign him, the News claims the Columbus Blue Jackets, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers and Los Angeles Kings are all in the mix.