3 Players Sabres Could Trade Next

The Buffalo Sabres got better this summer and are looking to finally get themselves into the playoffs. They have so much young talent that it will eventually force them to trade some of their roster players to make room. Here are three options that could go next.

Victor Olofsson

There were rumors that Victor Olofsson was going to be traded this offseason and he also believed he was too. There's still time and there's so many young forwards pushing for spots. There's no room in the top-six for a sniper like Olofsson is and if the Sabres could retain some money, they would easily be able to move him to a team in need of scoring. He has a great shot and can really turn the tide on a power play. He is a UFA at the end of the season, so there's also a chance that he's kept around and his contract expires.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

The Sabres have three goalies going into this season and unfortunately for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, he could be the odd man out. The Sabres won't send him through waivers because he would surely be picked up, but they might continue to search for a trade. That or they run with three goalies to start the season. Luukkonen holds more value than Eric Comrie and is a RFA. With Devon Levi in the mix now, there's less of a chance Luukkonen becomes the starter anyways. He should also be seeking a fresh start where he actually has a chance to succeed. I wouldn't count out a trade mid-season or even earlier if something happens to a goalie around the league and the team needs a good young option.

Jordan Greenway

The Sabres took a chance on Jordan Greenway and he has proven that he won't be anything more than a solid third line checking forward. But like I mentioned with Olofsson, there is very limited room for forwards on the team with so much young talent pushing for spots. Greenway is paid $3 million AAV for two more seasons, and though money isn't an issue just yet, his lack of production could definitely become a problem that the team has to deal with.

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