Again in August, there was a report of rumors linking the Buffalo Sabres to Patrick Kane. The 34-year-old free agent is at the moment rehabbing from low season hip resurfacing and was anticipated to be able to return to motion in December.
Kane’s agent, Pat Brisson, stated his shopper could be fielding affords from golf equipment that will give him one of the best likelihood to win the Stanley Cup. Kane is a Buffalo native, however his hometown Sabres have not made the playoffs since 2011. Whereas they may break that streak this season, that does not make them Cup contenders.
Nonetheless, rumors of the Sabres pursuing Kane persist.
“We all know Buffalo is ,” reported TSN’s Darren Dreger on Thursday, noting that Kane may assist a number of groups when wholesome. He additionally indicated that the winger requires one other month of rehab. That would transfer up his return date to someday in November.
Kane taking part in for his hometown membership would make an excellent story, particularly if he helped them finish their lengthy post-season drought. Cap house will not be a problem with $8.6 million available to begin this season.
Nonetheless, the Sabres are already loaded with scoring expertise led by Tage Thompson, Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch. They might have extra urgent wants to deal with.
Goaltending is a large query mark with kids Devon Levi and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen as their probably tandem to begin the season with Eric Comrie in reserve. They’ve but to ascertain themselves as dependable starters.
Blueline depth is also a problem. They added veterans Erik Johnson and Connor Clifton throughout the low season. Nonetheless, they might be out there for one more skilled defenseman in the event that they proceed to surrender a excessive variety of pictures in opposition to per recreation as they did last season.
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