Report: Buffalo Sabres open to trading 2024 first-round pick

The Buffalo Sabres are looking to take a giant leap forward heading into next season and general manager Kevyn Adams is open to some wheeling and dealing.

According to insider Elliotte Friedman, the Sabres are willing to include their first-round pick, 11th overall:

The Sabres finished with a 39-37-6 record last season and continue to build around Tage Thompson and Dylan Cozens up front, while Owen Power and Rasmus Dahlin are the pillars on the backend. Adams showed some boldness acquiring Bowen Byram last season so he's going to have to once again make a significant move if he's looking to upgrade up front.

The Sabres enter the offseason with $23 million in projected cap space and have already been linked to Patrick Kane, among others. Adams brought back Lindy Ruff behind the bench as the changes continue throughout the organization.

Keep an eye on the Sabres heading into the 2024 NHL Draft, which is set for June 28. Adams is trying hard to give his roster a facelift and is willing to part with some of the future for immediate help for next season.

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