Team: Buffalo Sabres
Henrik Tallinder, 35, is in the final year of his contract with Buffalo, and with the Sabres sitting in the basement of the Eastern Conference, they may be looking to dump some salary and get young players to start rebuilding. Tallinder played 44 games this season prior to the break, collecting two goals and five assists while also missing time with a broken finger. In 658 NHL games, he has scored 141 points and has a plus-minus of plus-14.
Tallinder has played nine of his 12 NHL seasons with the Sabres, while spending three years in New Jersey from 2010-13. Buffalo already made headlines this season by trading star forward Thomas Vanek to the Islanders, so it’s not a stretch to say they may look to deal Tallinder while they still have him under contract.