Pre training camp roster projections

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(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

By Brandon J. Koch

Training camps are set to open in a couple of weeks, which means hockey is right around the corner.

For the Buffalo Sabres, players will be fighting for roster spots all through the month of September.

NHL rosters can carry a maximum of 23 players, 20 active for game nights.

Here’s a look at some pre training camp roster projections.

Note: These are realistic projections, not necessarily what I would want.

Forwards (13)

Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner, Sam Reinhart, Casey Mittelstadt, Kyle Okposo, Marcus Johansson, Conor Sheary, Jimmy Vesey, Evan Rodrigues, Victor Olofsson, Johan Larsson, Zemgus Girgensons, CJ Smith (extra forward.)

Defense (7)

Rasmus Dahlin, Rasmus Ristolanien, Colin Miller, Brandon Montour, Jake McCabe, Marco Scandella, Matt Hunwick (7th D.)

Goaltending (2)

Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark

Injured reserve (2)

Zach Bogosian and Lawrence Pilut

Notable players fighting for spots in camp:

Dylan Cozens, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Tage Thompson, Ramus Asplund, Will Borgen, Henri Jokiharju.

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