The Buffalo Sabres, along with the other 29 teams, have until 5 p.m. EST to make qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. If they are not made by then, those players will become unrestricted free agents.
For the Sabres, they have a total of 13 players, but not all have been at the NHL level. Most notably, Marcus Foligno, Rasmus Ristolainen and Zemgus Girgensons are on this list.
In addition there are these players:
Makarov has already signed with another league, so he’s out of the question. Tim Murray and the Sabres have some decisions to make and we’ll keep you updated with who receives an offer throughout the day.
For a look at what each player made last season, check out our cap central page here.