The Buffalo Sabres have already added a few new faces this offseason; they’ve also brought back some familiar ones, like Cody McCormick and Matt Moulson, while a handful of players have signed elsewhere.
As the 2014-2015 NHL season approaches, the Sabres will continue to focus on bringing in new talent, but the team also needs to start thinking about next summer’s free agent period. After all, it’s never too early to start signing your players to contract extensions, especially if you’ve got a lot of guys ready to hit free agency.
There are 23 players on the Sabres’ payroll right now who are set to become free agents on July 1, 2015. That’s a pretty big number, and Tim Murray will surely be busy over the next 12 months trying to extend at least some of those players while watching others to determine if they should be offered an extension or allowed to pursue other opportunities.
Sorted by position, here are the Sabres players who may hit free agency on July 1, 2015.