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The Goaltending For The Buffalo Sabres

from the Buffalo News,

When most of the top free agents were signed by playoff contenders, and the game of goalie musical chairs appeared to be over, Buffalo Sabres Kevyn Adams was left standing on the sidelines with an empty net.

A difficult day for the rebuilding franchise was made worse late Wednesday afternoon when Adams learned that the goalie he hoped to retain, Linus Ullmark, rejected the Sabres’ contract offer in favor of joining the Atlantic Division’s Boston Bruins.

The Sabres' next steps were unclear until they found two replacements: veteran goalies Craig Anderson and Aaron Dell.

Anderson, a 40-year-old with 18 years of NHL experience, and Dell, a 32-year-old who started 32 games for San Jose in 2019-20, are joining Buffalo on 1-year contracts worth $750,000.

Two goalies were needed because the Sabres plan to have Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Dustin Tokarski in Rochester. There was plenty of money to spend – CapFriendly.com projects Buffalo with a league-high $31.766 million in cap space – but Adams was unable to sell top free agents on the idea of being part of a rebuild. Even Ullmark wasn’t willing to stick around unless the Sabres met his asking price.

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SYF's avatar

Hey, Adams. 

6’6’, 210lb goalie Keith Petruzzelli is available.  Like right now.  From Quinnipiac U?  He’s the testing UFA market.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/29/21 at 02:33 PM ET

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