NHL Rumors: Sabres' Veteran Not Expected Back Next Season

Buffalo Sabres reporter Lance Lysowski said that the thought process right now for the organization is that Cody Eakin will not return next season. The veteran has spent the past two seasons as a member of the Sabres where he has put up seven goals and 19 points in 115 games.

Eakin hasn't had the most flashy of careers but he is a serviceable veteran center who can win draws and play shorthanded. You may try to attribute his low Corsi to being on the Sabres, but it has never been great. In 701 career games played across five teams, he has scored 110 goals and 256 points. He has also played 50 postseason games in his career, scoring eight goals and 19 points.

The Sabres are looking to get younger and more dynamic as they try to add the last few pieces they need in order to come out of their rebuild. It is no surprise that the team wants to move on from the 31 year old UFA (unrestricted free agent) as he would be the oldest member of their team that has been regressing since 2018-19.

The Sabres are expected to add at least one high profile player at forward, so some of their youth will be sliding down the lineup. To see what they really have, they can't be giving too much time to a veteran who is clearly past his prime.

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