A Possible Malcolm Subban/Sabres Reunion?

As the Sabres season ends, would Malcolm Subban come back to round out the goaltender room for next season?
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As Eric Comrie has more than likely played his last game with the Buffalo Sabres, a large question remains as to who will round out the goaltender room next season. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is a restricted free agent as the Sabres and Ukko will hopefully be working on a contract extension. 

Along with Luukkonen, Devon Levi proved throughout the season he is a capable goaltender to have around. Will they sign a third goalie is a big question for the offseason. One name they may want to look at is Malcolm Subban.

Subban is entering free agency after playing a season in the Columbus Blue Jackets system playing primarily for the Cleveland Monsters. Malcolm had a .853 save percentage in four games for Cleveland this year. 

He played for Buffalo in the 2021/2022 season where Subban had a save percentage of .871 in four games before a season-ending injury. During the following season, while playing for the Rochester Americans, Subban had 20 victories and a .903 save percentage. 

His breakout was in the expansion season for the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017/2018 campaign. Subban went 13-4 before an injury with a save percentage of .910. This performance helped lead the Golden Knights to a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season. 

Subban was acquired by the Blue Jackets for future considerations this past season for $775,000 with a small cap hit. He would be a cheaper option for Buffalo and has shown himself throughout his career as a solid backup or third option. 

While playing for Buffalo in 2021 he made a remarkable save against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After a shot by Evan Rodrigues, Subban was able to get his left arm behind his back to prevent the goal. If Subban still has that gas left in the tank and at the price he may be a great option for Buffalo to ask him to return.