The Buffalo Sabres and goalie Linus Ullmark are $2.3 million apart heading into Monday’s arbitration hearing, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
The Sabres offered Ullmark $1.8 million, while he countered with $4.1 million, Friedman tweeted this morning.
Ullmark, 27, earned $1.325 million last season.
The Swede enjoyed his best NHL season in 2019-20, recording a 17-14-3 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 34 games.
From Nov. 16 until Jan. 18, Ullmark compiled a 13-10-2 record with a 2.58 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 25 appearances. An ankle injury he suffered Jan. 28 sidelined him 18 contests.
The Sabres have $13,645,833 of projected salary cap space, according to capfriendly.com.
Arbitration filing for Linus Ullmark (BUF): team is $1.8M; player is $4.1M
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 24, 2020