The Sabres would be willing to trade one of their young goalies who would certainly interest Kent Hughes

BY MARCO    JANUARY 10, 2023  (12:12)
According to information reported by Jeff Marek of Sportsnet, the Buffalo Sabres are not expected to sign one of their top young goaltenders in Erik Portillo, the team's 2019 third-round pick.

The latter will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season if he does not get a professional contract. Obviously, instead of losing him for nothing, the Sabres wouldn't rule out trading him soon.

The 6-foot-6, 224-pound behemoth has maintained a 2.77 GAA and .909 OPS this season in 17 NCAA games.

He clearly has a very interesting profile for the Habs, who are still looking for a forward-looking netminder for the organization. If the price is worth it, Portillo is definitely a great project for Kent Hughes to look at.


Last year, in 42 games in the American college circuit, Portillo maintained a 2.14 GAA and a .926 SV%.

Remember that Buffalo already has Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Eric Comrie under contract. By parting with Portillo, they will certainly be getting along with Montreal's Devon Levi.


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