Surprisingly, the Buffalo Sabres are one of the teams that are currently having serious salary cap issues. 

After re-signing Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner along with handing out a contract to Marcus Johansson and acquiring Colin Miller, the Sabres have zero cap space. 

To free up some cap space, the Sabres have been trying to trade Rasmus Ristolainen all summer however haven't found a taker yet. 

The 24 year old defenseman carries a $5.4million cap hit through the 2021-22 season and while he's put up some pretty good numbers for a defenseman offensively, he's had some disasterous numbers defensively which includes a -41 last year. 

Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports that the Sabres are looking to land a top-six forward in return while possibly buying out Vladimir Sobotka or Marco Scandella. 

Do you think the Sabres can land a top-six forward for Ristolainen?


Source: Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News