Tuesday, July 26, 2005
End Of Days for Satan in Buffalo
Miroslav Satan's days with the Buffalo Sabres are numbered.
The Buffalo News reports the restricted free agent will likely not be tendered a qualifying offer or his rights will be retained in order to trade him over the course of the next few days.
Satan, who has led the Sabres in scoring in six of his seven seasons, is scheduled to make almost $4-million this season which would account for 14 percent of the team's payroll.
It's possible Satan could become an unrestricted free agent and decide to sign a new deal with the Sabres for considerably less than what he is making.
"I'm just trying to wait and see what happens," Satan tells the News. "I'm going to be a professional and not say anything more. I'm just going to wait and make no comments."
The newspaper reports Satan could also opt to play hockey in his native Slovakia this year.
NHL teams have until 5 p.m. Friday to buy out existing player contracts for two-thirds their value without it counting against the salary cap.
-Thanks to www.tsn.ca for the report