• During the latest “Insider Trading” segment, Pierre Lebrun from TSN said he believes the Buffalo Sabres could work the phones for a top-nine forward after Vladimir Sobotka was injured during last week’s Global Series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • For weeks there’s been some talk of the Sabres perhaps shopping a defenseman to bring in a right-side winger.
  • Sobotka’s injury could step up their efforts if he’s out long-term as LeBrun believes.
  • With the Sabres slumping after a hot start to the season, this situation could be worth watching.

I have no idea if the Sabres have interest in Jesse Puljujarvi. They do have interest in acquiring a top-nine forward, and sooner rather than later. Now there’s even more urgency I would say because of the injury to Vladimir Sobotka, who took that low hit from Nikita Kucherov last week in Sweden. Didn’t look very good at the time, didn’t feel very good and now I believe it’ll be a longer-term injury rather than a short-term absence for Sobotka. Because of that I think the Sabres will continue to work the phones and perhaps acquire a forward. 

Pierre Lebrun
Sources & Credits: Pierre Lebrun, TSN, Spectors Hockey
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