TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported that Murray has traded goaltender Jhonas Enroth to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Stars backup Anders Lindback and a conditional 3rd round pick. The conditions of the pick are not yet known.
BUF receives Anders Lindback and a conditional 3rd round pick for Jonas Enroth.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 11, 2015
Enroth had done fine work as the Sabres de-facto starter, and now gets a chance to play for Lindy Ruff and in a playoff race, as Dallas sits just three points out of eighth place in the Western Conference.
With this deal, Murray has sent a clear message to the league, that nobody tanks harder than Buffalo. Their remaining combination of Neuvirth and Lindback should ensure the Sabres lose just about every game the rest of the way, and is yet another instance of Murray getting rid of a player he didn't believe was a part of the future.
Best wishes go out to Enroth, and to Sabres fans who have to watch this team for the rest of the year. Give us your thoughts on the Enroth trade in the comments.
FYI on the conditional pick in Enroth deal: the pick can change depending on Stars making the playoffs and Enroth winning games in playoffs— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 11, 2015
Believe more precisely if Enroth wins 4 playoff games for the Stars, the pick becomes a second-rounder— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 11, 2015