Buffalo Sabres: Best Addition & Worst Subtraction of 2023 NHL Offseason

The 2023-24 regular season is rapidly approaching, much to the delight of hockey fans. Due to this, we here at NHLTR are starting a series going over each team's best addition and worst subtraction of the summer. 

In this latest installment of the series, let's take a look at the Buffalo Sabres. 

Best Addition: Connor Clifton 

The Sabres did not make too many big moves this offseason. However, they added a quality defenseman in Connor Clifton. The gritty right-shot d-man had a breakout season with the Boston Bruins last season, producing decent offense and providing a real physical edge. The Sabres desperately needed help on the right side, and they got that in Clifton. 

Worst Subtraction: Craig Anderson

The Sabres also did not lose too many players of significance this offseason. However, they did lose an impactful veteran, as fan favorite Craig Anderson retired. Although the arrival of Devon Levi is more than enough to make up for it, losing Anderson as a possible backup is not the best news.

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