The Buffalo Sabres are “open to anything and everything” regarding winger Taylor Hall’s future, general manager Kevyn Adams said.
The Sabres could re-sign Hall, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Hall, 29, recently expressed interest in staying in Buffalo.
But the hapless Sabres, who fired coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday in the midst of a 12-game losing streak, could also trade Hall. The 2017-18 NHL MVP has a no-movement clause in the one-year, $8 million contract he signed.
Adams said he has already spoken to Darren Ferris, Hall’s agent. The NHL trade deadline is April 12.
“My job is to do anything and everything to make this franchise move in the right direction,” Adams said on a Zoom call Wednesday. “I have a very good relationship with Darren Ferris and Taylor. Open lines of communication and obviously days are moving forward here, so there will be a lot of conversations around that.”
Hall, who joined the Sabres, in part, because of Krueger, has struggled this season, compiling just two goals, 16 points and a minus-17 rating in 28 games.