Report: Sabres, Ullmark nearly $2M apart ahead of arbitration hearing
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The Buffalo Sabres and goaltender Linus Ullmark are nearly $2 million apart in negotiations ahead of a scheduled Aug. 2 arbitration hearing, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Ullmark is seeking an average annual value of $2.65 million, while the team is countering with an offer of $800,000 per season.

The 26-year-old netminder earned $750,000 in 2018-19. He split time with veteran Carter Hutton, who makes $2.75 million annually. Here's how the two goalies performed:

Stat Ullmark Hutton
Rec. 15-14-5 18-25-5
GAA 3.11 3.00
SV% .905 .908
SO 2 0

The Sabres currently have just over $3 million in projected cap space, according to CapFriendly. Fellow RFAs Jake McCabe and Remi Elie also have arbitration hearings scheduled for this week.

Meanwhile, Buffalo has one of the league's best goalie prospects, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, brewing in its system.

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