Report: Buffalo Sabres Trying To Extend Two Key Young Players

The Buffalo Sabres are continuing their push to lock up key young core pieces for the long-term, as a new report cites the Sabres looking to extend both former No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin as well as impressive rookie Owen Power.

Insider Lance Lysowski reports that Sabres GM Kevyn Adams has spoken with the agents for both defensemen in hopes of getting them to agree to long-term deals.

Dahlin is set to be a restricted free agent after next season, and unrestricted in the summer of 2025, while Power has just completed the first of his two-year entry-level contract. 

The 22-year-old Dahlin just wrapped up his 5th campaign with Buffalo, and elevated himself to another level, with a career year featuring 15 goals and 58 assists in 78 games.

Power had a tremendous rookie campaign, actually finishing 2nd among all NHL players in 5-on-5 ice time, with 19:46 TOI, indicating his importance to the team. 

The Sabres were obviously buoyed by their seven-year, $50M extension with Tage Thompson last summer, and hope to do the same with Dahlin and Power.

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