Sabres claim Cory Conacher off waivers
The Sabres have reportedly made their first move of the day, claiming Cory Conacher off waivers.
According to Sportsnet the Sabres have claimed Canisius College grad Cory Conacher off waivers from the Ottawa Senators.
Buffalo picked up Conacher off waivers.— Hockey Central (@SNHockeyCentral) March 5, 2014
Conacher had an impressive rookie season with the Tampa Bay Lightning before being traded at the deadline last season for Ben Bishop. This season he has four goals and 16 assists in 60 games for the Senators this season.
Tim Murray obviously is very familiar with Conacher, being a part of the group in Ottawa that helped bring him to the Canadian capital.
Waivers are not officially announced until noon, when the move would be made official.
UPDATE: The move is now official as the noon deadline has passed.
Conacher has been claimed by the Sabres.— Paul Hamilton (@pham1717) March 5, 2014
Welcome back to Buffalo, NY, Cory Conacher (@conhockey19)! The #Sabres have claimed the former @GriffsHockey forward off waivers.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) March 5, 2014
Conacher's is on the last year of his contract with cap hit of $871,167. He will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.