Sabres Rumors: Olofsson Remains As Likely Trade Candidate

The Buffalo Sabres' season has not gone the way they thought or hoped it would. They are 25th in the league in points and 27th in the league in points percentage past the quarter mark in the season. After missing the playoffs by one point last season, they were expected to compete for a playoff spot this season. This should still be seen as playoffs or bust. The drought has been long enough.

With the injuries and poor play offensively and defensively, the team has struggled to win games. They have now lost four in a row in regulation and are four games under .500, sitting five points out of a playoff spot with two more games played than the eighth seed. As they continue to struggle, one player still remains a trade candidate, Victor Olofsson.

The Sabres' were reportedly looking to move Olofsson this past offseason and the winger even thought he would be on a different team. That obviously hasn't happened yet, but with all of the young players trying to get playing time in the NHL for the Sabres, there just isn't much room for the 28-year-old sniper.

Olofsson isn't exactly a cheap player cap-wise, but the Sabres also have more than enough room to retain cap in a trade. Though it wouldn't signify they are giving up on their season since Olofsson is currently playing on the fourth line and only has three goals and 10 points in 20 games, it would allow for more prospects to get playing time and opportunities. The Sabres have already had 18 forwards play a game for them this season, and that's not even counting Jack Quinn who will be back soon enough and inserted into the lineup. There has to be space by then, and it makes sense to continue to shop Olofsson to teams who need scoring help.

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