The Sabres have terminated the contract of forward Linus Omark.
Omark, acquired by Buffalo from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick on Dec. 19, recorded two assists through 13 games played with the Sabres. Since Omark didn't play in 15 games with Buffalo, the Sabres retain the pick.
Omark was sent to Rochester right after the Olympic break started, but refused to report. He wanted to play in Europe.
Even though Omark is a gifted passer, it was obvious from his first shift as a Sabre on that he is not a National Hockey League player. Although it cost nothing to get him, it should've been obvious to whoever scouted him in the AHL and when he played games with Edmonton that he has very little desire and thinks he plays well when he's not even close. Ted Nolan figured it out quickly as did Tim Murray.