The Sabres appear to be making quick work of wrapping up Tyler Myers before the season starts as TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting that the Sabres are close to a deal with Myers. According to McKenzie, the deal is expected to be around six years and should have an average cap hit of $5.5 million.
Myers still has one year left on his entry level deal that has a cap hit of $1.3 million and this new extension wouldn't take effect until that entry level deal finishes. If this extension works out, the Sabres would have $20.245 million in cap space committed to six defensemen. If the cap did not go up next season, it would also mean that the Sabres would have $9.05 million left in cap space with sixteen players signed.
Getting Myers lined up for $5.5 million over six years should turn out to be a solid contract for the Sabres and Myers as the new CBA could shake some things up next season.