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Adams: 'I've told every team' Sabres open to moving 11th pick

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Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams has let his peers know he's open for business ahead of the June 28 draft.

"I've told every team in the league that we are wide-open to considering moving pick 11," Adams said, according to's Adam Kimelman. "We're wide-open to consider anything, to be honest, prospects if we think it's going to help our team."

Adams continued, "We'd even look to move up. I think we have the assets to do that. We're very open to moving back, depending on how the draft slides and where guys are going. All of that is on the table."

The Sabres have drafted eighth, first, ninth, and 13th overall since Adams took over in 2020. They selected Jack Quinn, Owen Power, Matthew Savoie, and Zach Benson to help build one of the league's top prospect pipelines.

Buffalo's youth movement hasn't brought on-ice success just yet, as the club regressed in the standings this past season and missed the playoffs for an NHL-worst 13th consecutive campaign.

The Sabres have approximately $23 million in flexibility this offseason to seek roster improvements, according to CapFriendly, but only have 13 players signed.

Buying out veteran forward Jeff Skinner - who counts for $9 million per season through 2027 - has been a popular suggestion for the Sabres to save additional money, and Adams acknowledged the rumor.

"We're going to talk about everything," he said, according to Buffalo Hockey Beat's Bill Hoppe. "We're gonna look at every scenario. But that's probably as far as I'd go on specifics right now."

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