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Sabres acquire Eric Staal from Wild

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Staal, 35, has spent last four seasons with Minnesota.

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In what feels like a move out of left field, Kevyn Adams has reportedly made his first trade as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres.

Eric Staal, 35 years old, has played 1,240 NHL games amassing 1,021 points (436 goals, 585 assists).

Last season with the Minnesota Wild, Staal tallied 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) in 66 games.

The deal ends up being a one-for-one, which sees both teams taking on an expiring contract but the Buffalo Sabres will end up saving money after the trade is officially consummated.

Staal reportedly turned in his no-trade list yesterday and Buffalo was not on the list.

More to come on this story, as it develops.