Free agent for Buffalo to sign from Boston

Disregard Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg as a possible free agent signing for the Buffalo Sabers, as he is expected to retire. That being said, the Boston Bruins are the next team. Boston has a few unrestricted free agents, including Matthew Grzelcyk, Patrick Maroon, James van Riemsdyk and Kevin Shattenkirk.

However, there was one name left, and he’s the guy I’d be happy with if Buffalo could sign him one way or another. This is more of a dream signing as I’m sure the Bruins are making him a top priority, but if he were available the Sabers should grab him and try to sign Jake DeBrusk.

As he faces the Florida Panthers in the second round, Jake has had a solid season with Boston. In 80 games played, the Bruins winger scored 19 goals and recorded 21 assists. He was also a +4 on the year. The previous season, DeBrusk had his best year as a pro with 27 goals and 23 assists.

General manager Kevyn Adams said he is looking for a top-six player and while there are other options, Sabers fans should be happy if Buffalo ends up drafting the Bruins forward. He is only 27 years old and has an AAV of $4,000,000. Adding DeBrusk to that top six would put Buffalo in a good position.

That being said, would he want to leave Boston and would he be willing to come to Buffalo? Only time will tell, but signing Jake would be a home run for Adams and the Sabers. New head coach Lindy Ruff and Adams said Buffalo was ready to take the next step as a franchise and the addition of DeBrusk would improve their chances of ending the drought.

The next team that will appear in this series are the… Buffalo Sabres.