The Buffalo Sabres have traded Thomas Vanek in alternate for New York Islanders forward Matt Moulson, a first round draft pick in 2014 and a 2015 2nd spherical choose.
Vanek, 29, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on the give up of the 2013-14 season. In 13 games this season, he has scored 4 dreams and added 5 assists.
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The Austrian is within the final year of a seven-12 months deal he signed with the Sabres previous to 2007-08 well worth a median annual price of $7.142 million.
“We had opportunity to accumulate an elite player and given in which we’re proper now (.500), you go for it,” Islanders preferred manager Garth Snow informed TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.