BUFFALO, NY — The Sabres are still in the race for Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher, his agent Brian Bartlett tells WGRZ's Jonah Javad.

Butcher, a former University of Denver defenseman, allowed an Aug. 15 deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. He has met with multiple teams including the Sabres.

Twitter went wild last week when Butcher was seen in the Denver International Airport carrying a Sabres bag.

Bartlett joked with Javad that Butcher was carrying the bag with a Buffalo logo on it because, well, he's "a lifelong Sabres fan."