Report: UFAs Olofsson, Girgensons Both Done In Buffalo

As we get ever closer to the opening of NHL free agency in six weeks, word continues to emerge of which UFAs might be moving on to greener pastures. 

A report today from insider David Pagotta of The Fourth Period confirms that six-year Buffalo Sabres veteran Victor Olofsson is done in Buffalo and will be looking for a new home this summer. 

Olofsson, out of Sweden, was a seventh-round pick of the Sabres in the 2014 NHL Draft, and broke through with an excellent debut season in 2019-20, earning himself a spot on the NHL's All-Rookie First Team with 20 goals and 42 points in just 54 games. 

He's since added two more 20+ goal seasons, before slumping off this year to a disappointing campaign, with just seven goals and 15 points in 51 games. At age 28, his time on ice also dropped to a career-low of 11:34.

Pagnotta is also reporting that 10-year Sabres veteran Zemgus Girgensons will be testing free agency as well this summer, and is likely not to return. The 30-year-old is coming off of a one-year $2.5 million deal. The fourth-liner had eight goals and 14 points in 63 games, while handing out 141 hits. 

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