Bruins acquire Taylor Hall from Sabres
Former Buffalo Sabres left wing Taylor Hall (4) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins acquire Taylor Hall from Sabres in exchange for Anders Bjork, second-round pick

The Boston Bruins finally made a move that most fans have been waiting years for them to make. 

The Bruins acquired Taylor Hall from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Anders Bjork and a 2021 second-round pick. Curtis Lazar is also on his way to Boston in the deal. 

According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, the Sabres are retaining 50% of Hall's $8 million salary. 

Hall is in the midst of his worst scoring season in the NHL. He has just two goals in 37 games. However, he should benefit from a change of scenery, as the Sabres are currently the worst team in the league with just 10 wins.

The 29-year-old began his career with the Edmonton Oilers but has bounced around the NHL over the second half of his career. He played for the New Jersey Devils from 2016-20 before being traded to the Arizona Coyotes. He signed with Buffalo as a free agent ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Hall will become a free agent at the end of the season, and it seems like the Bruins might be interested in keeping him on board in the future.

The move for Hall comes after the Bruins acquired defenseman Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third-round pick. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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