Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller is looking to sell his home in Buffalo, according to a report by John Vogl of the Buffalo News on Thursday night.
Vogl reports Miller's townhouse is listed for sale on Realtor.com for $659,000.
Given the lack of success by the Sabres over the past few seasons, speculation has grown about the future of the team. Specifically, about Miller. At this season's trade deadline, rumors circulated about the goaltender's availability, and the Tampa Bay Lightning were believed to be interested in the 32-year-old goaltender.
Miller will be entering the final year of a five-year, $31.25 million contract that carries an annual average value of $6.25 million against the salary cap next season. He will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.
With this in mind, Buffalo is believed to be looking at a full rebuild. President Ted Black stated at the beginning of April that the team will look to develop through the draft instead of acquiring top-tier players through trade or free agency.
If this is the case, one would imagine Miller could generate an influx of young talent and/or draft picks into the system. If the team has no plans/won't be able to extend his contract, they can't allow a valuable piece like Miller to walk for free via free agency.
Of course, this all depends on several circumstances, which the organization and their goalie will likely address this offseason. Whether Miller's decision to sell his home is an indication of how things might play out remains to be seen.
The Sabres will conclude the 2013 regular season on Friday night against the New York Islanders.