Jason Botterill is very happy with Evander Kane. The Buffalo Sabres' general manager is also unsure whether he'll keep or trade the high-scoring winger.

On one hand, trading Kane seems like a bad idea since he is the only consistent scorer on the NHL's lowest-scoring team. On the other, Buffalo has multiple needs and could lose the pending unrestricted free agent during the offseason anyway.

Botterill has yet to decide which hand has more leverage.

"That's accurate," Botterill said Thursday. "You look statistically, Evander's done a great job for us. We're a team that's looking for more goals, and he's scored goals.

"We've been very happy from Day One with how Evander's come into training camp focused on our team and focusing on helping our team try to improve. Statistically, he's done a great job."

Kane has 12 goals and 23 points in 25 games for Buffalo, putting him on pace for 39 goals and 75 points, both of which would be career highs under new coach Phil Housley.