The Buffalo Sabres have protected the following players from being selected by the Seattle Kraken in Wednesday’s NHL Expansion Draft:
The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck will be held July 21 at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The Kraken will select one player from each team excluding the Vegas Golden Knights for a total of 30 (at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies).
The following Sabres players have been made available to Seattle in the Expansion Draft:
All first- and second-year professionals, as well as all unsigned draft choices, are exempt from selection (and have not been counted toward their club’s applicable protection limits).
Current NHL teams could protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, or eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goalie, under certain conditions.
Full Expansion Draft rules can be found here.