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Buffalo Sabres Open Thread | Wk of 7/7

Apr 9, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (1) makes a glove save against the Dallas Stars during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Two players heading to arbitration as we await GMKA’s next move(s)

Those of us who had thought General Manager Kevyn Adams was pretty much done after the first couple of days of free agency were certainly caught by surprise with the flurry of activity. There are others who right now are wishing Adams had not acted, because the Sabres have added another 3rd/4th liner but this time at the cost of one of the higher rated prospects in the farm system.

To make an omelette, you have to break eggs. That is what GMKA has done here, for good, better or worse.

Meanwhile, it looks like Ukko Pekka Luukkonnen and new addition Beck Malenstyn have declined their qualifying offers and have filed for arbitration. That doesn’t mean anything right now as likely all parties involved are still trying to thresh out issues. Arbitration hearings begin July 20 and go through Aug 4, and there are certainly some interesting names on that list if any GMs are feeling brave about an offer sheet.