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The Buffalo Sabres continued to revamp their defense by reacquiring Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils for prospect Riley Boychuk.
Tallinder spent the last three years with the Devils after spending parts of eight seasons with the Sabres. He entered the NHL as a second-round draft pick of the Sabres in 1997.
Tallinder, 34, played in just 25 games last year, posting one goal and three assists. He was a stalwart on the back end during Buffalo's playoff runs in 2006 and 2007 and became an on-ice mentor to Tyler Myers in 2009. Myers, 23, has struggled without Tallinder as a defensive partner.
''We are excited to have Henrik back in the mix on our blue line,'' Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement. ''His experience will be invaluable not only in adding more stability to our back end, but also in the development of some of our younger defensemen.''
Boychuk was a seventh-round pick of Buffalo in 2010.
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The Buffalo Sabres have reacquired defenseman Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Riley Boychuk.
Tallinder spent the last three years with the Devils after spending parts of eight seasons with the Sabres. He entered the NHL as a second-round pick of the Sabres in 1997.
Tallinder, 34, played in just 25 games last year, posting one goal and three assists...
It has been a while since Henrik Tallinder has played hockey with the Sabres and I'm sure most fans can tell us the highs and lows about his time in Buffalo. However, I wanted to get a firsthand view of Hank's years in NJ. So, I reached out to John Fischer from SB Nation's In Lou We Trust to get the lowdown. Enjoy.
1) How would describe Hank’s stay in NJ?
The New Jersey Devils have brought back a familiar face, signing Rod Pelley to a one year, two way contract. While playing with New Jersey’s AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils in the 2008–09 season, Pelley contributed 38 points in 75 games. On December 12, 2011, Pelley, along with Mark Fraser and a 2012 7th round draft pick, was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Kurtis [...]
#NJDevils have acquired LW Riley Boychuk from Buffalo in exchange for defenseman Henrik Tallinder. #NHL
— NHLDevilsPR (@NHLDevilsPR) July 7, 2013
Tallinder has one year at $3.375 mil cap hit ($3.5 mil actual salary) left on his contract.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 7, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 6, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier...
Who says old faces can’t come home?
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for minor-leaguer Riley Boychuk.
From 2001-2010, Tallinder played in 468 games with Buffalo before signing with the Devils in the summer of 2010. Since leaving Buffalo, Tallinder has dealt with injury issues, and hasn’t had the same success he...
The Buffalo Sabres acquired defenseman Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils on Sunday in exchange for minor-league forward Riley Boychuk. Henrik Tallinder was drafted 48th overall by Buffalo in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to signing with the New Jersey Devils in 2010, Tallinder spent seven seasons with the Sabres. In 614 games throughout his career, the 34-year...