Matt Moulson will play in his 25th game in a Buffalo Sabres sweater on Friday.

He has no idea how many more times he will suit up for the team he was traded to from the New York Islanders on Oct. 27, along with a first-round 2014 draft pick and a 2015 second-round selection in exchange for Thomas Vanek.

The 30-year-old Moulson is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. There have been no serious talks between his agent Wade Arnott and the Sabres on a contract extension and there likely won't be a decision on whether Buffalo moves the veteran sniper until closer to the March 5 trade deadline.

Moulson has enjoyed his time in Buffalo. He likes the fans. He likes the organization. He likes playing for new president of hockey operations Pat Lafontaine and interim coach Ted Nolan. He likes his leadership role with his young teammates. He likes the improvement he has witnessed.

The Sabres have gone 4-2-1 in their last seven games entering their road contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

"Definitely, I think there is," answered Moulson, when asked if there is a chance he could sign a new deal to stay in Buffalo. "I don't know what they think of me. I love playing for Teddy.

"Like I said before, the organization has treated myself and my family incredibly well. The people of Buffalo are great fans and it has been a lot of fun growing with these guys. From where we were to where we want to be is obviously a process, but I think we've made some huge strides."

Because Moulson has enjoyed his two months in Buffalo, there always is the possibility he could be a short-term rental to a contender and then return to re-sign with the Sabres in the summer.