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Sabres GM still interested in free-agent defenseman Johnny Oduya

Brace Hemmelgarm / -USA TODAY Sports

Tim Murray still has at least one item on his summer to-do list.

The Buffalo Sabres general manager acknowledged Sunday he's still looking to add a left-handed defenseman to the retooled roster, with unrestricted free agent Johnny Oduya standing out as a top target.

Oduya is reportedly deciding whether or not to return to the Chicago Blackhawks before entertaining other options, thereby continuing to hold Murray's interest.

"(Oduya) hasn't signed anywhere yet, so I haven't moved on," Murray told reporters, while adding the team is discussing other courses of action too.

"We're still talking trades with teams. We're still talking about a couple guys that are still out there, but there's no hurry."

Oduya has spent the past four seasons with the Blackhawks, recording nine goals and 34 assists in 219 regular-season games and contributing to two Stanley Cup championships.

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