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Sabres acquire Scott Wilson from Red Wings

Sabres acquire Scott Wilson from Red Wings

The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced forward Matt Moulson was placed on waivers at noon for the objective of assignment.

Following the transaction Wilson was the player Buffalo and Detroit for 25-year-old striker got a peak into the fifth round draft pick in 2019.

Moulson has been a huge disappointment and the Sabres finally made a move.

In 14 games for the Sabres this season, Moulson has zero points.

Moulson has a cap hit of $5 million this season and the next. "You obviously never want to see something to happen to somebody you're so close to, but at the end of the day it's a business and you never know what's going to happen".

Before joining Pittsburgh full-time for the 2016-17 season, Wilson appeared in 90 regular-season AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

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Botterill and Wilson have a history. Wilson was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2011 and played parts of four seasons with the Penguins before being dealt to Detroit in October.

Wilson has totaled 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and 44 penalty minutes in 123 career National Hockey League games with the Penguins and Red Wings.

Wilson scored 41 goals and had 77 points in 89 games over two seasons with Wilkes-Barre.

"As a two-time Stanley Cup champion, his experience will be an asset both on and off the ice", Botterill said.

With an open spot, the Sabres have called up Evan Rodrigues from the Amerks.


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