Sabres send away forward McGinn for conditional draft pick

The Buffalo Sabres' Jamie McGinn during warm-ups prior to an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 27 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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.

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