The Sabres have sent defenseman Marco Scandella to the Montreal Canadiens. In return, Buffalo picks up a fourth-round pick in 2020. The draft pick was originally owned by the San Jose Sharks. Buffalo does not retain any salary.
We have acquired a fourth-round pick from @CanadiensMTL (originally owned by the @SanJoseSharks) in the 2020 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Marco Scandella.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 2, 2020
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Scandella played 176 games with the Sabres since 2017. He recorded 30 points and was a minus-19. Overall, he’s played in 549 regular-season NHL games between Minnesota and Buffalo.
In a corresponding move, the Sabres sent the draft pick acquired in the Scandella trade to the Calgary Flames in exchange for right winger Michael Frolik.
We have acquired forward Michael Frolik from the @NHLFlames in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 Draft (originally owned by the @SanJoseSharks).— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 2, 2020
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After three seasons there, he played for two seasons in Winnipeg before heading to the Flames in 2015.
Overall, he has appeared in 831 career regular-season games and recorded 380 points, including 158 goals. This season, he has ten points (5-5) in 38 games.
No salary was retained in the Frolik trade. He is a pending UFA come July 2020.
Stay tuned, as these may not be the only deals the Sabres make.
Sounds like Buffalo is still on the hunt and willing to move other pieces. Could be it for today, but expect more to come.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 2, 2020