The Buffalo Sabres made a trade with the Dallas Stars on Friday to help move closer to the salary-cap floor next season.
The team acquired goaltender Ben Bishop and a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for “future considerations.”
Bishop announced in December that he is done playing hockey because of a knee injury. The 35-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and a salary cap hit of $4,916,667, according to CapFriendly.com.
Before the trade, the Sabres were $18.97 million away from the salary-cap floor and had a maximum of $40.47 million to spend.
Buffalo now has 11 picks in the 2022 NHL Draft, which will be held in Montreal on July 7-8.