BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In a last-minute trade move ahead of the National Hockey League deadline, the Sabres are shipping off another player in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the team acquired a conditional third-round pick for Jamie McGinn from the Anaheim Ducks. The forward spent under a year with the team after Buffalo acquired him from the Colorado Avalanche.
McGinn, an eight-year veteran in the NHL, was picked in the second round originally, and technically could net the Sabres a second-round pick if certain conditions are met. Reports say the pick will be a third-round pick in 2016, or if the Ducks reach conference finals in postseason play, the trade would net Buffalo a second-round pick in 2017.
The trade is the second for Buffalo in recent weeks. The team shipped off defenseman Mike Weber to the Washington Capitals last week in exchange for a third-round pick.
Buffalo is looking to bolster its roster in the coming year, with multiple extra picks in the wind for the 2016 draft.