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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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