3 – Brandon Biro
We can only wonder how productive Brandon Biro would have been had injuries not plagued him last season. Like Murray, Biro is not waiver exempt, so if the Sabres don’t want to risk losing him to someone else, they will have no choice but to keep him in the lineup come October.
And like Rousek, if Biro can build off his successful season in camp, then he will get more than an extended look. He enjoyed a solid camp and preseason last year, so if he’s on the team in some capacity on opening night, it shouldn’t surprise anyone.
4 – Isak Rosen
Perhaps nobody over the past 365 days has evolved their game better than Isak Rosen. This time last season, Rosen was simply focused on making the transition from Europe to North America, and now, he is one of the Buffalo Sabres hottest prospects and a likely fan favorite.
Rosen is only making the Blue and Gold’s lineup if he has a legendary camp, but he’s making this list because these next two weeks will serve as an incredible measuring stick for one of the Amerks best players. Look for Rosen to take a major step forward this year, and he will draw even more excitement in September 2024.