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Sabres could be forced to look left during free agency

The Sabres added to their defense and right wing depth Friday with the acquisition of Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville. It came at the cost of two left wingers, Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno.

They may have to pluck a left winger from free agency Saturday.

UPDATE: The Sabres have signed left wing Benoit Pouliot.

Report: Sabres sign left wing Benoit Pouliot

Here’s a look at the Sabres’ depth chart before the market opens at noon.

 

Left wing

Evander Kane
Matt Moulson
Benoit Pouliot
Justin Bailey
Nicolas Deslauriers
C.J. Smith
Alex Nylander

Center

Jack Eichel
Ryan O’Reilly
Johan Larsson
Zemgus Girgensons
Evan Rodrigues
Sean Malone

Right wing

Kyle Okposo
Sam Reinhart
Jason Pominville
Nick Baptiste
Hudson Fasching

Left defense

Marco Scandella
Nathan Beaulieu
Jake McCabe
Victor Antipin
Josh Gorges
Justin Falk
Brendan Guhle

Right defense

Rasmus Ristolainen
Zach Bogosian
Casey Nelson
Taylor Fedun

Goaltender

Robin Lehner
Chad Johnson (expected to sign Saturday)
Linus Ullmark

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Available left wingers on the market include Chris Kunitz, Thomas Vanek (though he and the Sabres had not talked as of Friday) and Patrick Marleau.

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