Buffalo Sabres Salary Cap Breakdown: Analysis & Outlook

The Buffalo Sabres are on the rise, and with a talented young core, fans are excited about the team’s future. However, navigating the NHL salary cap is key to building a sustainable contender. Let’s delve into the Buffalo Sabres salary cap, explore their cap space, and analyze what it means for the team’s roster moves.

Buffalo Sabres Salary Cap: Where They Stand

The NHL salary cap is a hard ceiling that teams cannot exceed. The latest figures from trusted sources like CapFriendly provide a detailed breakdown of the Buffalo Sabres salaries. Currently, the Sabres have a significant amount of money committed to their roster. Key players like Tage Thompson, Owen Power, Rasmus Dahlin, and others command substantial contracts. This shapes how the Sabres can operate within the salary cap limits.

Sabres Cap Space: Flexibility and Limitations

The Sabres cap space is the amount of money they have available under the salary cap to sign new players, re-sign pending free agents, or make trades. Cap space is a fluid metric, changing due to transactions, injuries, and performance bonuses. Understanding the Sabres’ cap space is pivotal to gauging their potential roster moves.

Expert Analysis: The Road Ahead

The Buffalo Sabres’ salary cap situation leaves them with both opportunities and challenges. Their young stars will need new contracts in the coming years, impacting their future cap space. The team must balance these future needs while maintaining flexibility for in-season acquisitions. Wise asset management and strategic player moves will be critical to maximizing their potential within the confines of the salary cap.

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Buffalo Sabres Salary Cap – Sabres Cap Space

Skinner, Jeff$9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 UFANMCLW, RW30
Okposo, Kyle "C"$6,000,000 UFAM-NTCRW34
Olofsson, Victor$4,750,000 $4,750,000 UFALW, RW27
Greenway, Jordan$3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 UFALW, RW26
Mittelstadt, Casey$2,500,000 $2,500,000 RFALW, C24
Girgensons, Zemgus$2,200,000 UFALW, C29
Jost, Tyson$2,000,000 RFAC24
Hinostroza, Vinnie$1,700,000 UFARW, LW28
Thompson, Tage$1,400,000 $7,142,857$7,142,857 $7,142,857 $7,142,857 $7,142,857 C25
Cozens, Dylan$894,167 $7,100,000$7,100,000 $7,100,000 $7,100,000 $7,100,000 ELCC, LW22
Krebs, Peyton$863,333 $863,333 RFAELC C, LW22
Quinn, Jack$863,333 $863,333 $863,333 RFAELC RW, LW21
Peterka, John-Jason$855,833 $855,833 $855,833 RFAELC LW, RW21
TOTAL$36,026,666 $36,075,356 $27,962,023 $23,242,857 $23,242,857 $14,242,857 25.6
Dahlin, Rasmus$6,000,000 $6,000,000 RFALD/RD22
Lyubushkin, Ilya$2,750,000 $2,750,000 UFARD28
Jokiharju, Henri$2,500,000 $2,500,000 RFARD23
Bryson, Jacob$1,850,000 $1,850,000 RFALD/RD25
Stillman, Riley$1,350,000 $1,350,000 RFALD25
Samuelsson, Mattias$925,000 $4,285,714$4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 ELC LD22
Power, Owen$916,667 $916,667 10.2(c) ELC LD/RD20
Clague, Kale$750,000 RFALD/RD24
TOTAL$17,041,667 $19,652,381 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 23.6
Comrie, Eric$1,800,000 $1,800,000 UFAG27
Anderson, Craig$1,500,000 UFA35+G41
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka$837,500 $837,500 RFAG24
TOTAL$4,137,500 $2,637,500 30.7
INJURED RESERVE (2 - $9,666,667)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28TERMSPOSAGE
Bishop, Ben$4,916,667 UFAM-NTC, NMCG36
Tuch, Alex$4,750,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 UFARW, LW26
TOTAL$9,666,667 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 31
BUYOUT HISTORY (2)2022-232023-242024-252025-262026-272027-28
Hodgson, Cody$791,667
Ehrhoff, Christian$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
TOTAL$791,667 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
ROSTER & BURIED CAP HIT $66,872,500 $63,115,237 $36,997,737 $32,278,571 $27,528,571 $18,528,571
DEAD CAP HIT $791,667 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
PROJECTED CAP HIT $65,251,383 $63,115,237 $36,997,737 $32,278,571 $27,528,571 $18,528,571
SALARY CAP $82,500,000 $83,500,000 $87,500,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000 $92,000,000
PROJECTED CAP SPACE $17,248,617 $20,384,763 $50,502,263 $59,721,429 $64,471,429 $73,471,429
CURRENT CAP SPACE $88,638,726 -----


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