The Sabres ended up dealing four players on Monday before the league-wide deadline at 3pm.
The Sabres dealt Brian Flynn in the first deal of the day, and received a 5th-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The next deal involved goaltender Michal Neuvirth going to the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Chad Johnson and a 3rd-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Sabres got to work once again with the Canadiens and traded forward Torrey Mitchell to Montréal. In return, Buffalo receives forward Joonas Nättinen and a 7th-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Sabres will also retain 50-percent of Mitchell’s salary in the trade.
Mitchell was acquired last season at the Trade Deadline by the Sabres in the trade that sent Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild. In 59 games with the Sabres, Mitchell scored six goals, added seven assists, and has amassed 30 penalty minutes in his time with Buffalo.
Nevins is a 21-year old forward who spent his time with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season in the American Hockey League. The 6′ 2″, 205-pound Nevins has no points on the year with Hamilton, and has only one assist in his 35-game professional career. Nevins has amassed 88 penalty minutes in Hamilton this season, and 103 in the 39 games played. Nevins will report to the Rochester Americans upon his arrival in Buffalo.
But the Sabres were not done there, as general manager Tim Murray shipped forward Chris Stewart to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2nd-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Like the Torrey Mitchell trade, Buffalo retains 50-percent of Stewart’s salary in the trade with the Wild.
Stewart was part of the Ryan Miller and Steve Ott deal with St. Louis last season in February. In 65 games with the Sabres, Stewart had eleven goals and registered 14 assists along with 69 total penalty minutes.
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