Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Buffalo nabs veteran forward for next-to-nothing The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly acquired forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils for a fifth round pick in 2021.
Wayne Simmonds was a player most people expected would move at Monday’s deadline. He’s now a member of the Buffalo Sabres, which is odd because the Sabres seem to be out of the playoff picture and Simmonds is a rental.
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The Sabres could go a lot of different ways by today’s trade deadline The 2020 NHL trade deadline is upon us. Teams around the league will make some final adjustments to their rosters by the 3:00 PM EST.
BUFFALO – After receiving two starts early in his NHL career, Sabres goalie Jonas Johansson took a backseat to veteran Carter Hutton two weeks ago. Hutton’s emergence from a long slump allowed the Sabres to utilize him regularly again.
The Buffalo Sabres find themselves at a fork in the road. Currently sitting eight points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs with just a game in hand, they squandered what could have been a potential playoff push.
Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images Sabres get a big win over the Penguins The Buffalo Sabres jumped out to a lead 14 seconds into the game and never looked back in a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
PITTSBURGH – The response was perhaps the Buffalo Sabres’ most emphatic all year. Four days after suffering a brutal loss, the Sabres throttled the Penguins early in Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 victory, scoring 14 seconds into the game and opening up a 3-0 lead by the 10:55 mark.
PITTSBURGH – After ending his career-long 23-game goal drought, Buffalo Sabres winger Jeff Skinner said he did not really feel a sense of relief. “I felt pretty good,” Skinner said after scoring 5:39 into the third period of Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 win over the Penguins.