Sabres acquire Redmond in trading Deslauriers to Canadiens
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Zach Redmond in a trade that sent forward Nicolas Deslauriers to the Montreal Canadiens.
The move involving two minor leaguers was made on Wednesday, a day before Buffalo opens the season by hosting Montreal.
Redmond is listed at 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds and was selected in the seventh round of 2008 draft by the then-Atlanta Thrashers. He has nine goals and 29 assists in 130 NHL games split between Montreal, Colorado and Winnipeg.
Colorado Avalanche at a glance
LAST SEASON: 39-39-4, 82 points. Didn't make the playoffs.
COACH: Jared Bednar (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: C Joe Colborne, D Fedor Tyutin, D Patrick Wiercioch.
LOST: F Mikkel Boedker, F Shawn Matthias, F Jack Skille, D Zach Redmond, D Nick Holden, G Reto Berra.