NHL Rumors: Buffalo Sabres Receiving Trade Interest on Goaltender

The Buffalo Sabres are out of the playoff picture in the eastern conference but that doesn't mean they won't be active leading up to the trade deadline. The Sabres have a few pending free agents who are drawing interest from other teams and one name to watch, goaltender Craig Anderson.

Anderson is only making $750,000 this season so he'll be easy to fit under the cap. There's a number of teams looking for goaltending depth at the deadline, including the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs, who know Anderson very well as he just beat the Leafs at the Heritage Classic this past weekend.

So far in 18 games this season, Anderson's numbers have been impressive considering how bad the Sabres have been playing. He's managed a 2.96 goals against average, to go along with his .907 save percentage. At 40 years old some are wondering if this is the last dance for Anderson, who will be given all his options by the Sabres before Monday's deadline as LeBrun mentioned above. Buffalo has tremendous respect for the player and it's great to see the organization will keep him in the loop. You see so many players finding out their dealt on Twitter so this is certainly a breathe of fresh air for the franchise.

As for what's coming back the other way in a trade, expect the Sabres to ask for a late-round pick and prospect in any deal. As of right now, Anderson is likely staying but that could easily change before the trade deadline as Buffalo remains involved in a number of trade conversations.

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