3 Sabres Players Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

The Buffalo Sabres are likely not going to make the playoffs and sold what they could at the deadline. This doesn't mean they can't end the season on the right foot though and hope that their playoff drought ends in 2024-25. They will be making some more changes in the offseason as there are a lot of up-and-coming players ready to fill roles on the team.

Victor Olofsson

There has been trade speculation surrounding Victor Olofsson for close to a year at least, but nothing came of it in the offseason or at the trade deadline, meaning he will finish out the final year of his contract with the Sabres. It has been a huge change from last season where Olofsson got opportunities and produced. Now he has been playing on the fourth line and has even been scratched. As he is a UFA after the season, it's inevitable that the team parts ways with the sniper.

Tyson Jost

The Sabres haven't got what they were expecting this season from Tyson Jost and it even resulted in him being waived. While he's back up with the Sabres in the NHL, he is a UFA after the season and won't be returning. He only has two goals and four points in 30 games and is playing under 11 minutes per game. There are too many talented young players with much more potential that Buffalo will want to use instead.

Eric Comrie

The Sabres' goalie situation this season has been unpredictable. Devon Levi was supposed to be the starter, but it was a little too much for him to handle just yet, so he's spent the majority of the second half of the season in the AHL as the starter getting reps. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has been amazing after a bit of a tough start. So that just leaves Eric Comrie, the backup right now, but the third-string goalie in the organization. He has had a very tough year, going 1-7-0 with a .864 SV%. The only reason the Sabres still have him on the roster is to fill a spot. They couldn't move him with those numbers, and next season it will be Luukkonen and Levi as the tandem with Comrie hitting free agency this summer.

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