The Sabres will likely move forward Jamie McGinn before Monday's trade deadline according to The Fourth Period. David Pagnotta says one executive told him Tim Murray is looking for a draft pick in return, and is targeting a second round selection.
Buffalo Sabres :: McGinn likely to be traded https://t.co/eR3Tz7632M— The Fourth Period (@TFP) February 27, 2016
McGinn has scored 14 goals and 13 assists for the Sabres in 62 games this season. He is on the last year of his contract, and Murray is once again looking to sell expiring deals for more picks. The market for wingers is shrinking by the day thanks to plenty of early trades this week, but with the big fish (Andrew Ladd) already off the market, McGinn has to be an intriguing option for a number of teams.
In other trade news today, the San Jose Sharks acquired James Reimer from the Maple Leafs, meaning that both of the teams we heard about yesterday being in the market for a backup goaltedner, St. Louis and San Jose, have filled those positions. The Sabres Chad Johnson is one of the better backups available, but there seem to be few teams left in the goalie market.
Predators and Rangers are perhaps only teams left in goalie market. Lots available: Khudobin, Hiller, Zatkoff, Johnson, more. #TradeCentre— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) February 27, 2016
Stay tuned, as the trades and rumors continue to roll in.