Sabres claim Nolan from Los Angeles

September 27, 2017

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - When Marcus Foligno was traded to Minnesota, that left a big gap in toughness for the Sabres. Buffalo still has Nick Deslauriers, Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian, but Foligno did a lot of that last season.

With that in mind, Buffalo claimed Jordan Nolan off waivers from Los Angeles. The son of former Sabres coach Ted Nolan brings two Stanley Cup rings to the locker room and is 28-years old. “We’re happy to bring Jordan into the mix,” said Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill. “His size and speed, along with his experience with such a successful organization like the Kings, make him an asset to the organization.”

Nolan was drafted by the Kings in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and has played 292 NHL games scoring 20 goals and 22 assists for 42 points.

Last season in 46 games, Nolan had four goals and four assists with 44 minutes in penalties. Nolan is listed at 6’3, 217 and packs a wallop when he drops the gloves.

Not counting Justin Bailey, Seth Griffith or Nick Baptiste and adding Nolan, I have the Sabres with about $6.9 million of salary cap space.