The Buffalo Sabres aren't done paying forward Thomas Vanek.
In trading their top scorer to the New York Islanders, the Sabres agreed to pick up 19.5 percent of what's left of the $6.4 million Vanek is still owed in the final year of his contract, a person familiar with the deal confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither team revealed this detail as being part of the trade on Sunday.
Canadian-based SportsNet.ca first reported Buffalo was picking up part of Vanek's salary earlier in the day.
In exchange for Vanek, the Sabres acquired forward Matt Moulson and two draft picks: a first-round selection in June and a second-rounder in 2015.
Vanek is set to make his Islanders debut Tuesday night, when his new team hosts the New York Rangers.
Vanek is in the final year of a seven-year, $50 million contract Buffalo matched after Edmonton signed him to an offer sheet in July 2007. He's a two-time 40-goal-scorer, and eligib...