Sabres Rumors: Pending Free-Agent Goalie Frustrated in Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres have underachieved this season as once again they find themselves on the outside looking into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres are 14-18-4 on the year and have been one of the few teams to carry three goaltenders for most, if not all of the season. Turns out there's brewing frustration in the Sabres crease.

There's growing speculation that goaltender Eric Comrie is not happy with the lack of playing time because of the crowded crease and as a pending free-agent, he's quickly becoming a trade candidate for the Sabres.

Comrie is owed $1.8 million against the cap this season and so far in seven appearances, hasn't performed well allowing 4.01 goals per game and a .863 Sv.%. It's hard to work yourself out of a jam when you're only playing sporadically.

Buffalo has Devon Levi who is their goaltender of the future so it makes sense for GM Kevyn Adams to listen on trade offers for onlooking teams looking for more goalie depth before March's trade deadline. Comrie has never been a 1-A starter type but is a legit depth option for a contender. He's shown in the past he's capable of playing better than he is right now and the Sabres defense isn't doing him any favors.

Comrie's best season came back in 2021-22 with the Winnipeg Jets when he appeared in 19 games and posted a 2.58 GAA and .920 Sv.%. Unfortunately his strong play hasn't followed him to Buffalo and another change of scenery could be coming.

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