Atlantic Division Offseason Report: Buffalo Sabres

Rapidly-improving Sabres look to become postseason contenders

It wasn't easy, but the Detroit Red Wings managed to extend the franchise's consecutive streak of playoff appearances to twenty-five.

New Additions

Kyle Okposo signs seven-year, $42M contract

Justin Falk signs one-year, $650K contract

Taylor Fedun signs one-year, 600K contract

Derek Grant signs one-year, $650K contract

Sabres' Free Agents

Group 2 FAs: Daniel Catenacci, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Rasmus Ristolainen.

Group 3 UFAs: Carlo Colaiacovo, Chad Johnson (signed: CGY), David Legwand, Bobby Sanguinetti. (signed: EHC Kloten)

Group 6 UFAs: Jerry D'Amigo, Matt Donovan, Eric O'Dell, Chad Ruhwedel (signed: PIT), Tim Schaller, Michael Sdao.

UFAs: Alexander Guptill, Colin Jacobs, Nathan Lieuwen, Andrey Makarov, Jack Nevins.

2016 Draft Class

Round 1 (8) F Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads)

Round 2 (33) F Rasmus Asplund (Farjestad BK Karlstad)

Round 3 (69) F Cliff Pu (London Knights)

Round 3 (86) D Casey Fitzgerald (Boston College)

Round 4 (99) F Brett Murray (Carleton Place Canadians)

Round 5 (129) D Philip Nyberg (Linkoping Jrs)

Round 5 (130) D Vojtech Budik (Prince Albert Raiders)

Round 6 (159) F Brandon Hagel (Red Deer Rebels)

Round 7 (189) D Austin Osmanski (Mississauga Steelheads)

Round 7 (190) F Vasili Glotov (SKA Jrs)

Salary Cap Space: $9,069,645 (courtesy of General Fanager)