5 Buffalo Sabres players who won’t be back next season

The Buffalo Sabres should go through a bit of retooling this offseason to finally end their drought and make the playoffs in 2024-25.
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Tyson Jost has the bright future of a journeyman in the NHL

When Adams picked up Tyson Jost on waivers last season, he provided value regardless of which situation they put him in. This year, that value tanked to the point that we saw Jost gearing up for a stint in Rochester while the Sabres tried to salvage their season. 

While he was never a scorer at the NHL level, four points and two goals in 36 games so far this season also didn’t help Jost’s cause. He also never managed to win many faceoffs, posting a current 39.9 faceoff win percentage. 

Like Olofsson, Jost saw a drop-off in ice time, which had gone from 13.21 through 59 games in a blue and gold uniform last year to just 10:48. He’s still a physical player, but Jost hasn’t provided much value in stealing pucks with just nine takeaways. 

Jost has provided value when given the chance with 26.6 short-handed minutes, but he’s shown little improvement and even regression at 5-on-5. This may be true across the board for the Sabres this year, but Jost’s 43.3 Corsi For percentage is his lowest since the Minnesota Wild placed him on waivers, which led to him coming to Buffalo. 

Overall, he’s a high-end AHL talent and someone who can fill the lower lines in the NHL when injuries strike or via player movement, similar to what he gave the Sabres this season.