Sabres mindful of trade deadline entering road trip

3-game road trip comes at an awkward time for potential trade targets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — It’s the time of year when a select few members of the Buffalo Sabres have more to think about than hockey, when the possibility exists that they suddenly could have to move to a different city if traded to another team.

The NHL trade deadline is six days away, Monday, Feb. 29, and the Sabres are expected to be in talks with playoff contenders about swapping assets. Buffalo has a host of unrestricted free agents and could be looking for draft picks or prospects in return.

The timing isn’t ideal, as Buffalo heads to California for the remainder of the week to play three games against Western Conference foes.

“Some might be thinking, ‘Am I packing my bags for three days or for a lot longer?'” said Sabres coach Dan Bylsma.

“I’ve said it jokingly before but you’ll see a little bit of bigger suitcases on the plane,” said defenseman Mike Weber. “Just in case. It is what it is. That’s the business side of the game.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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