From ESPN Insider:
Come Home to Buffalo
The Sabres have plenty of room under the salary cap and with a physical defenseman atop their wish list, they might make a run at Penguins D Brooks Orpik, according to The Buffalo News.
Orpik grew up nearby in East Amherst, N.Y.
"Buffalo is a place he'd definitely want to come," Andrew Orpik, Brooks' brother and a Sabres prospect, told The News. "He grew up here, and he's got a special bond with the place."
The paper said the Sabres have about $39.4M committed to players so far and the NHL salary cap is now $56.7M.