The Sabres’ summer has been busy.
They have acquired a number of players, including center Jussi Jokinen and goaltender Ryan Miller, who both have three-year entry-level contracts.
They also acquired winger Ryan Suter, the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, and defenseman Nikita Zadorov, who they sent to the Boston Bruins in exchange for goalie Connor Hellebuyck.
Sabres GM Darcy Regier said after the team’s final preseason game in Boston that he was “very happy with what we did in the preseason.”
“We had a couple of good games, a couple great games, and now we’re going to get into a full schedule,” Regier told the Sabres’ official website.
“I feel very good.
We did very well and we’ll get back to it this week.”
Sabres coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged the success the team had in the summer and said he didn’t want to get ahead of himself.
“We just have to keep our focus on what we need to improve on,” Bylzma said.
“It’s a little bit early to get too excited.”
The Sabres have the chance to land an elite talent with the NHL Entry Draft this week, with players such as goalie Connor Schellenberg, forward Dylan Larkin and defenseman Kevin Hayes all expected to be selected in the first round.
The Sabres could also be in for a breakout season.
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