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Sabres part ways with Omark, terminate his contract

Feb 18, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

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The Linus Omark experience in Buffalo is over.

The Sabres announced they’ve terminated their contract with the 27-year-old Swedish winger. Omark was placed on $125 waivers yesterday for the express purpose of terminating his deal and after passing through that unclaimed, that’s precisely what happened.

Omark’s next stop could be in Sweden where he was rumored to be working on a deal with Lulea in the Swedish Hockey League.

In 13 games with Buffalo this season, Omark had no goals and two assists and was a healthy scratch on occasion. He was assigned to AHL Rochester last week, but didn’t report there in hopes of finding a new team to latch on to. Now he’ll have that opportunity.

Omark was acquired in a December trade from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

  1. hockeyflow33 - Feb 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    For $125, I would have paid that to have him play on one of my beer league teams.

  2. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Feb 18, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Its pretty sad that his career in the NHL is probably over.

    When the Sabres and Edmonton (both bottom feeders in the NHL this year) have no place on the roster for you….it says a lot about your play.

    He’s not a bad player…he’s just been playing very poorly the last few years.

    I highly doubt we’ll see him back in the NHL in the future.

    • mjw9326mjw9326 - Feb 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

      I would say his NHL days are done. The rest of the league has seen what he can’t do and that is play NHL caliber hockey. He wanted a fresh start and got one in Buffalo. As bad as the sabres are, he had a golden opportunity to resurrect his career. He blew that big time. See you in Sweden Linus. Oh and don’t forget your blanket.

  3. stcrowe - Feb 18, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Poor Linus. First the Great Pumpkin doesn’t show up, now this.

  4. vstar1us - Feb 18, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    More teams need to have the balls to do this!
    Maybe folks would wake up…….

    • mjw9326mjw9326 - Feb 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      Sabres need to do that to a few other players on that team as well. Leino is likely gone after the year. Why waste a roster spot on a guy who has done almost nothing since he was signed. Another brilliant move by Darcy Regier. The nightmare that keeps on giving.

  5. djshnooks - Feb 19, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Consistently playing poorly is being a bad player. He’s as bad as they get in the NHL.

    Glad he’s gone…cry in your blanket, Linus.

    • mjw9326mjw9326 - Feb 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

      Have you seen Leino play this year?

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