The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly dealt their biggest trade deadline asset minutes before the calendar moved to Deadline Day.
Taylor Hall to BOS— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 12, 2021
In 37 games with the Sabres this season, Hall struggled to find his scoring touch. While Hall tallied 19 points, he only managed to score two goals.
Minutes after the first report dropped regarding the trade of Taylor Hall, we received confirmed details from Darren Dreger.
Confirming. Hall and Lazar to Boston for Bjork and 2nd round draft pick.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
The Bjork referred to in Dreger’s tweet is 24 year old forward Anders Bjork.
Bjork tallied just five points (two goals, three assists) in 30 games played this year. Over his entire NHL career, Bjork has amassed 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists) in 138 games.
Despite Bjork coming into town as a big part of the Taylor Hall trade, expectations should be tempered.
Anders Bjork, reportedly acquired by BUF, is a low-event bottom six forward who's played extremely soft minutes without generating much of anything offensively. No, despite the WAR% he is not better than Taylor Hall. #LetsGoBuffalo pic.twitter.com/qKiqr9TMAm— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) April 12, 2021
More on this breaking news story as it develops.
UPDATE - 12:19am
Not surprisingly, but the Sabres retained 50 percent of Taylor Hall's $8 M salary/AAV to facilitate the trade— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021