Goalie Ben Bishop, shown here facing Buffalo’s Cody Hodgson with Tampa Bay during the 2013-14 season, can no longer play. ©2022, Dan Hickling

Sabres trade for injured goalie Ben Bishop, add salary

The Buffalo Sabres on Friday acquired injured goalie Ben Bishop from the Dallas Stars, a move that will help them reach the salary floor next season.

The Sabres also received a seventh-round pick in 2022 in exchange for future considerations.

A degenerative right knee injury ended Bishop’s playing days last season and the Stars placed him on long-term injured reserve. He has one year remaining on his contract with a salary cap hit of $4,916,667, according to capfriendly.com. His base salary is $3.5 million.

Acquiring Bishop’s contract illustrates the Sabres, as expected, will likely remain quiet in free agency again. Last year, they signed a slew of free agents to contracts worth about a $1 million or less.

Before the Sabres added Bishop, they were $18,970,833 under the salary floor and had 15 contracts, according to capfriendly.com. The cap floor was $60.2 million in 2021-22.

The salary cap is projected to be $82.5 million next season.

General manager Kevyn Adams also acquired a contract last season to help the Sabres stay above the floor, trading for injured New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk.

One thought on “Sabres trade for injured goalie Ben Bishop, add salary”

  1. There are players out there who can help this team. Throwing $4 at a useless contract is ridiculous. Kris Letang would do wonders for this young D. Sign him to a 3 year contract

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