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Sabres' depth chart could feature fluctuations for Girgensons

The Sabres are in the free-agent hunt. Fans are watching intently. Zemgus Girgensons might be, too.

No Sabres forward would be impacted more than Girgensons. As it stands now, the restricted free agent fits on the depth chart as the second left wing. If the Sabres add players, he could fall to fourth-line center.

Jimmy Vesey, recently acquired but unsigned, plays left wing and would bypass Girgensons. Steven Stamkos' arrival would move Ryan O'Reilly to the wing, once again dropping Girgensons.

As Girgensons waits for a contract, the Sabres' other moves will impact what he gets.

Here's the depth chart as of today:

Sabres’ depth chart

Left wing

Evander Kane
Zemgus Girgensons
Marcus Foligno
Nicolas Deslauriers
Matt Moulson
William Carrier


Ryan O’Reilly
Jack Eichel
Johan Larsson
Cal O’Reilly
Dan Catenacci
Jean Dupuy

Right wing

Kyle Okposo
Sam Reinhart
Tyler Ennis
Brian Gionta
Justin Bailey
Hudson Fasching
Evan Rodrigues
Nick Baptiste

Left-hand defense

Dmitry Kulikov
Josh Gorges
Jake McCabe
Brendan Guhle

Right-hand defense

Rasmus Ristolainen
Zach Bogosian
Cody Franson
Casey Nelson


Robin Lehner
Linus Ullmark

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