The Latest Trade Talk Regarding Sabres' Victor Olofsson

The Buffalo Sabres have had an underwhelming start to the season and the scoring just isn't where it was at last season when they missed the playoffs by one point. The lines have been put in a blender already, but one player remains a very tradeable asset for the team.

With such a young group in Buffalo, lots of players are fighting for spots on the team. This has caused the Sabres to scratch Victor Olofsson for two games already this season and he is only playing on the third line. This is quite interesting as the sniper scored 28 goals and 40 points in 75 games last season and has scored at least 20 goals in three of his four NHL seasons. The time he didn't reach that mark was the 2020-21 56-game season.

At the very moment, Zach Benson is day-to-day and Jack Quinn is still out for a while. When those two return, or even well before, Olofsson could see himself finally shipped out to get a change in Buffalo. The organization currently holds the record for the longest playoff drought in NHL history and they have the personnel to make it this season. Olofsson thought he was going to be traded in the offseason and training camp just made it more evident that he will be moved at one point. He is in the final year of his $4.75 million AAV deal and a number of teams could use a sniper.

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