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BREAKING: Sabres, Penguins agree to trade

Buffalo acquires Conor Sheary, Matt Hunwick for conditional pick

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Reports from TSN indicate that the Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Conor Sheary and defender Matt Hunwick from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

According to Bob McKenzie, the Penguins will receive a fourth round draft pick in 2019, which could conditionally become a third round pick. No details on the conditions are available at this time.

Sheary, who captained the UMass hockey team in 2013-14 was a star for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL, scoring 81 points (27G, 54A) in 90 games. In his 184 NHL contests, Sheary has contributed 93 points (48G, 45A). His $3 million cap hit was too much for Pittsburgh, but should not be a problem for a Buffalo team that has some space.

Journeyman Hunwick (117P, 25G, 92A) adds defensive depth to the Sabres’ roster, and could easily be a veteran presence for Rochester if he cannot find a spot in Buffalo’s lineup.

Details and analysis will follow this exciting announcement.