Sabres Rumors: Team Continuing To Try & Move Sniper Forward

During the offseason, the Buffalo Sabres made persistent efforts to trade winger Victor Olofsson but faced challenges in finding a suitable partner.

Despite the 28-year-old set to become an unrestricted free agent next season, the Sabres have indicated that contract extension talks are not in their plans.

The 28-year-old has spent all five of his NHL seasons with the Sabres, amassing 83 goals and 167 points over 263 games played with the club.

Speculation abounds regarding potential strategies to facilitate the trade, with one prominent idea being the Sabres retaining up to half of Olofsson's $4.75 million salary cap hit to make the deal more attractive to other teams, according to NHL Trade

This ongoing trade pursuit has left fans divided, with some recognizing Olofsson's offensive prowess and believing he could be a valuable asset in the right circumstances, while others are eager to see how the situation unfolds, especially as the season progresses and the trade landscape potentially evolves.

As the Sabres continue their efforts to find a trade partner for Olofsson, the outcome of this ongoing saga remains a focal point of interest for fans and the hockey community alike.

Olofsson is a former seventh-round pick by the Sabres in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Photo Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports