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While those five are the most likely, there are a few others who could be back for the Sabres.
Matt D'Agostini is a bottom-three player who could be called upon to provide some depth for the young Sabres roster. He will be an unrestricted free agent.
Both John Scott and Zenon Konopka are question marks, but to bring one back would not be much of a surprise. Scott has the inside edge thanks to a 20-game ban for Konopka for violating the NHL's drug policy. Both are also UFAs.
Luke Adam and Jamie McBain lead the list of remaining RFAs who could re-sign. Adam is coming off a strong rebound in Rochester this year where he led the Amerks with 29 goals in 59 games.
McBain is a much bigger question mark as his struggles last season may have lost him his roster spot to one of the younger prospects in the system. He could be brought back as a seventh defenseman or as a veteran presence in Rochester.
One note on recent signings: Nicolas Deslauriers, acquired in the trade with the Los Angeles Kings at the trade deadline, signed a two-year, $1.275 million deal to stay with the Sabres. He was due to be an RFA.
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