From the Buffalo News:
I just got off the phone with Darcy Regier. The Sabres will not be in the final running for the services of Brooks Orpik.
"We did have conversations," Regier told me. "I don't expect to be a part of that going forward."
Read more from John Vogl here.
The Sabres were hoping that Orpik would prefer to return to play closer to his hometown.