Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian has been placed on waivers. The Sabres have been rumored as a team trying to move Bogosian and the waiver decision likely suggests a trade couldn’t be found.
At his cap hit of $5.142 million until the end of this season, it’s hard to imagine him finding a home as a rental. A player, if he was making $2 million to $3 million per season might be useful, he’s simply too expensive a bet for a number of cap-strapped teams looking to add to their blue line.
Bogosian’s time with the Sabres was marked by injury, but this season, he was often a healthy scratch, appearing in only 19 games, and weeks back had asked for a trade. Speculation was that after the trade request in December, it had been an awkward relationship since then. Clearly unhappy with the organization, the Sabres decided to pull the trigger on this move Friday.
Based on how burying contracts in the minors work, the Sabres stand to save just over $1 million on cap with the move if he’s assigned to the Amerks.