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by Paul on 02/07/14 at 10:17 AM ET
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
It looks like Ryan Miller will head to the Olympics as a representative of the Sabres. Whether the goaltender finishes the season in Buffalo is up to other general managers.
Buffalo GM Tim Murray doesn’t expect much movement around the NHL heading into this afternoon’s Olympic trade freeze. Players get paid during the break, so it makes little sense for teams that are up against the salary cap to add a big-ticket item like Miller and his $6.25 million salary while they’re not playing. Plus, there’s the risk he gets hurt in Sochi before he even suits up for the new team.
“I never expected this to be a deadline,” Murray said Thursday. “If we don’t trade anybody, we pay them through the Olympic break and you can make a deal after it. The economics of the game and the possibility of injuries at the Olympics for those players, I never expected anything to get done quickly.”
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