I didn't hear about a buyout for Kotalik. The next buyout period is later in the summer but a team needs to have players going to arbitration in order to utilize that second window. Are there any players going to arbitration in BUF?
If not, is the plan to play Kotalik or bury him somewhere?
The official plan is that he comes in and competes for a spot but in reality he will be in the AHL and will probably be the first call-up ahead of Adam due to being a veteran and the familiarity here. If Pominville has to start the season on the LITR as some have discussed, Kotalik could well have a spot to start with. Also, we will be looking to trade for a center (assuming we can not sign Richards which is a pretty fair assumption), so a roster winger might be in the mix there.
They will not be buying him out in any case, according to Darcy.