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Decisions Ahead For Buffalo

from the Buffalo News,
The Sabres almost certainly won't be a major player when the market on free agents opens July 1. With only three NHL players under contract, they'll have too many of their own to re-sign. Many of those players had career seasons and will command substantial salary hikes. Any outside moves the club makes this summer likely will involve cost-cutting trades of players such as backup goalie Martin Biron ($2.128 million) or expensive fourth-line winger Taylor Pyatt ($989,720). They have too many forwards and not enough space to accommodate any emerging players from Rochester. Then there will be critical choices to render on their unrestricted free agents, especially defenseman Jay McKee.

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