Report: The Buffalo Sabres Working on a Trade
You probably woke up on Friday, June 10th thinking it would not be a day full of Buffalo Sabres news. In fact, today was a day full of Sabres news.
In fact, it was a day focusing on goaltenders.
On Friday, the Sabres announced that longtime Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller would have his number 30 jersey retired by Buffalo next season.
Rick Jeanneret broke the news to Miller earlier this week at KeyBank Center, as he was in town to be inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
Miller is the winningest goaltender in Sabres history, as well as the winningest U.S. born goaltender in NHL history.
That was not all though with the Sabres.
According to NHL insider and analyst, Kevin Weekes (another former NHL goaltender), the Sabres are in the process of trading for the contract of goaltender Ben Bishop from the Dallas Stars.
Bishop is 35 years old and has one year remaining on his contract at just a shade under $5 million, with $3.5 million in actual money owed.
The Sabres are still $18 million away from the salary cap floor and have plenty of room to make this kind of trade, which is more common in the NHL than other sports.
We will have to wait and see what Dallas gave Buffalo to take Bishop off their hands. Usually, it's draft capital but we still have to see.
Bishop will not suit up for the Sabres. He has a knee injury that has prevented his career from moving forward, so this is just a move for the Stars to get his money off of their books.