We're back at First Niagara Center for Day Two of the NHL Draft, and the selections open shortly after 10 a.m. with the Toronto Maple Leafs leading off the second round. The Sabres have the eighth choice, No. 38 overall. After that, Buffalo should be quite busy. The Sabres breakdown as of this moment looks like this:
Third round: No. 69, No. 86 (from Dallas for Jhonas Enroth), No. 89 (from St. Louis for Ryan Miller)
Fourth round: No. 99
Fifth round: No. 129, No. 130 (from Montreal for Brian Flynn)
Sixth round: No. 159
Seventh round: No. 189, No. 190 (from Montreal for Torrey Mitchell)
It would seem highly unlikely the Sabres will make anywhere near all those selections. General Manager Tim Murray is almost certain to package some of them in trades after things were somewhat quiet on that front Friday night. The Sabres are still talking to several teams on possible deals, headed by the ongoing Cam Fowler talks with Anaheim.
The free agent interview period opened at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and a huge blow was struck late in the first round when Detroit was able to unload Pavel Datsyuk and his $7.5 million salary to Arizona. The Coyotes got to move up to take defenseman Jakob Chyrchun while Detroit can now go full blast for Steven Stamkos.
Here's a look at our coverage from Friday night:
My main Sabres story: Oh, brother: Sabres take Nylander and add more spice to rivalry with Leafs:
Draft recap by Amy Moritz: Columbus curveball at No. 3, record number of Americans highlights first round.
Notebook by John Vogl: Vanek is bought out, E.J. McGuire Award to be presented.
Maple Leafs get their man: Auston Matthews goes No. 1 and Mike Babcock said he'll protect him like family in Toronto.
The high picks: Blue Jackets shake up top five and stun the draft by taking Dubois.
A look back from Jack Goods: Ten highlights of the first round
And did you miss our blockbuster preview section on Thursday? Here's a look at all the links for all the stories on that one.