The Sabres might be on the verge of trading their captain.
TVA Sports in Montreal reports the team has asked Jason Pominville to submit a list of eight teams to which he will not accept a trade. That is part of a modified no trade clause in his contract.
Pominville has one year left on a five year contract and will carry a $5.3 million cap hit next season.
According to the report, Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier informed Pominville, due to the team’s current situation, he needed to look around the league and see what was available.
Fourthperiod.com reports several teams are interested in Pominville including San Jose, Columbus, Montreal, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Columbus is said to be willing to trade one of its three first round picks in this year’s draft for a scoring forward under contract past this season.
Pominville can certainly help a team seeking offense. He has averaged 25 goals over the last seven seasons. He has 10 in 36 games this season.