Sabres place Bogosian on waivers

February 14, 2020 - 12:29 pm

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday that defenseman Zach Bogosian has been placed on waivers.

The 29-year-old defenseman has only appeared in 19 games this season for the Sabres with a goal and four assists since returning to the lineup in November from offseason hip surgery.

Back in December, Bogosian reportedly requested a trade out of Buffalo, but never got into the details as to why he wanted out of the organization. Since his request back on Dec. 12, Bogosian has only played in nine games, scoring a goal and picking up an assist.

Bogosian is in the final year of a contract with a $5.142 million cap hit and is going to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He signed his contract while with the Winnipeg Jets during the 2013-14 season, and it carried over to the Sabres when he was traded to Buffalo five years ago.

In 243 career games with the Sabres, Bogosian has scored 13 goals and registered 54 assists for 67 points, but has missed a total of 169 games as a healthy scratch or due to a number of injuries suffered throughout his entire career.

So what's next for Bogosian with 24 games remaining in the 2019-20 season?

  1. He could be claimed by another team and the cap hit would be taken in-full by the team that claims him
  2. If he clears, he could be assigned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League, which would save the Sabres just north of $1 million on the salary cap
  3. If he clears, he could remain on the Sabres roster and his cap hit would remain in effect

A decision on Bogosian will come at noon on Saturday.

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