June 8, 2019 | 10:45pm ET
SABRES LOOKING FOR MORE SCORING
Jason Botterill, GM
Having locked up Jeff Skinner to an eight-year, $72 million contract on Friday, the Buffalo Sabres are now shifting their focus on trying to add more offence to their roster.
Sabres GM Jason Botterill is exploring the market for at least one top-six forward, and as TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported on Saturday’s “Insider Trading” segment, they’d like to add a winger and a second-line centre.
During Saturday’s “Off The Rush” episode on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, Paul Hamilton of WGR550 in Buffalo reported the club wants to add a scorer and is more likely to do so via trade than free agency.
LeBrun claims the Sabres “kicked tires on” Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker, among others.
With Skinner signed, the Sabres now have roughly $20.5 million in available salary cap space, with pending restricted free agents Linus Ullmark, Jake McCabe and Evan Rodrigues, among others, to sign.