NOVEMBER 16, 2017 | 10:37am ET
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TEAMS CALLING ABOUT KANE'S AVAILABILITY

 
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Evander Kane, left wing

 
 

The Buffalo Sabres aren't overly eager to trade left wing Evander Kane, but that hasn't stopped teams from calling GM Jason Botterill.

Kane, 26, is in the final-year of his contract, which comes with a $5.25 million salary cap hit, and has been the subject of trade speculation for well over a year.

His 10 goals and eight assists in 18 games has caught the attention of a number of teams looking for an offensive jolt.

The Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers are among the teams in the market for help up front, though it's unclear if they've reached out to the Sabres specifically about Kane.

It is also unknown if the Sabres have made any headway in contract negotiations with Kane's camp, as Kane can become an unrestricted free agent next summer and it's believed he may explore his options in the open market.