3 untouchable prospects the Sabres cannot trade at the deadline

The Sabres prospects pool should see a few prospects graduate to the big club in 2024-25, should they refrain from selling them at the trade deadline.
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Jiri Kulich has arguably been the Sabres best prospect in Rochester

Despite a six-game run when he scored zero points, let’s not let that be much more than a small blemish on Jiri Kulich’s resume so far during his time in the Sabres system. This is a player who has taken over games at the international level, and he’s been nothing short of brilliant for most of his run in the AHL since he took his game to North America.

Through 35 games this season, Kulich has 17 goals, six on the man advantage, and an astounding five game-winners. His shooting percentage this season is a sensational 17.0, and he’s also built chemistry with another up-and-comer, Isak Rosen. 

Kulich could have played in more than just one game with the Sabres this season if there was more room in the lineup, but with some inevitable roster turnover coming, he will have a spot with the Blue and Gold next season. 

Forwards Victor Olofsson, Kyle Okposo, and Zemgus Girgensons should move on, which will make room for a player who will have played two full seasons in the minors. Sure, Buffalo could acquire a forward to replace one of the aforementioned players and potentially sell off one by March 8th, but moving Kulich elsewhere should be non-negotiable.