Sabres purchase Eric Staal from Wild for Marcus Johansson

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Eric Staal from the Minnesota Wild in change for Marcus Johansson.

Staal recorded 19 targets and 47 factors in 66 video games in 2019-20, whereas Johansson notched 9 targets and 30 factors in 60 video games.

Neither workforce will retain wage within the commerce, with each gamers within the closing years of their present contracts.

That is the primary main transfer by the Sabres since Keyvn Adams was named normal supervisor in June. Staal was named to the All-Star recreation for the sixth time in his profession this season.

The 35-year-old centre will instantly determine into the Sabres’ top-six ahead group, and will obtain energy play time on an offense that has largely being propelled by Jack Eichel’s singular heroics.

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