The floodgates poured open in the final hours leading up to Wednesday's NHL Trade deadline, and the Buffalo Sabres dealt Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild for center Torrey Mitchell and two draft picks.
The 28-year old Mitchell was a 4th round pick of the San Jose Sharks in the 2004 NHL Draft. This season he's netted one goal and notched eight assists. He has 90 points thus far in his six-year NHL career.
The two picks Buffalo receives are reported to both be 2nd round draft picks, one in 2014, and one in 2016.
Halak Dealt again
Jaroslav Halak heads to Washington after just five days with Buffalo. Coming back to the Queen city from the Capitals - goaltender Michal Neuvirth, defenseman Rostislav Klesla, and a 6th round pick from the Capitals. The Sabres also give up a 3rd round pick in 2015.
Klesla has been traded now two days in a row, he was part of the deal that send Martin Erat to Phoenix last night. The 31-year old has 4 points in 25 games this year, and he's spent parts of 14 seasons in the NHL.
Fellow Czech Michal Neuvirth is the other piece coming back to Buffalo. He sports a 4-6-2 for the Capitals this year. His best season came in 2010-2011 as he went 27-12-4 with a .914 save percentage.