The Buffalo Sabres waived defenseman John Gilmour today, meaning veteran Zach Bogosian is likely ready to play after missing the first 22 games this season.
Gilmour, 26, compiled zero points in four games. Following an impressive training camp, the Sabres scratched him 18 times, including the first 11 contests.
The Montreal native made his last appearance as a winger in Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
If Gilmour clears – given his torrid production in the AHL, someone might claim him – the Sabres would likely assign him to the Rochester Americans. Gilmour scored 20 goals and 54 points in 70 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack last season.
Gilmour signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $700,000 on July 1.
Bogosian, 29, underwent hip surgery in April. The Massena native, who started practicing last week, hasn’t played since March 28.
The reeling Sabres, who have today off, have lost three straight games and nine of the last 10 (1-7-2).
The Sabres play the Panthers on Sunday afternoon in Florida.