Sabres general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma met with prospect Jimmy Vesey for the first time Thursday in Boston.

The Sabres acquired the exclusive negotiating rights with the 23-year-old forward from the Predators on June 20. Vesey still intends to become a free agent on Aug. 15, but the Sabres are on his short list of teams.

"Meeting went very well," said Peter Donatelli, one of the agents for Vesey. "It was a first meeting and very informative."