The Canadiens have acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for a fourth-round pick in 2020 (acquired from the San Jose Sharks on June 22, 2019).#GoHabsGo https://t.co/uJEKDoyayl
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 2, 2020
Scandella played two and a half seasons for Buffalo after seven years with the Minnesota Wild. He is scheduled to be a UFA at the end of the season, so the Sabres managed to get something from him.
The Sabres took that fourth-round pick and traded it to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Michael Frolik.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 2, 2020
Frolik has played with four teams to this point in his career, most recently with the Flames for five seasons. He’s a two-time 20-goal scorer but has just 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 38 games this season.
Buffalo had a surplus of defenseman, so this at least allows them to clear things up on the blue line a little.
Sorry to see Michael Frolik move on to Buffalo; was an absolute pleasure to deal with; a real pro, who will thrive under Ralph Krueger in Buffalo. Frolik is a pending UFA who likely wasn't going to re-sign in Calgary.
— Eric Duhatschek (@eduhatschek) January 2, 2020
Sounds like Buffalo is still on the hunt and willing to move other pieces. Could be it for today, but expect more to come.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 2, 2020