The Buffalo Sabres have traded ahead Eric Staal to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2021 third- and fifth-round decide.
The Sabres are retaining 50 % of Staal’s wage.
Pierre LeBrun: Staal needed to conform to the commerce because the Canadiens had been on his 10-team no-trade checklist.
John Lu: “#Sabres retain 50% of Staal’s $3.25M wage. #Habs had $800,760 of cap area (@CapFriendly) previous to the deal so they should shed an extra $824,240.”
Buffalo Sabres: GM Kevyn Adams on Eric Staal: “The professionalism Eric displayed throughout his time with Sabres was felt by everyone in our group from prime to backside. I do know his management and demeanor had been valued by our gamers, coaches and workers, and Eric’s influence on our younger gamers is clear. It was a pleasure to be round Eric once more and I want him and his household all the most effective.”
Ideas from the media:
Pierre LeBrun: “Habs had three third-round picks to select from. Good deal to select up a veteran centre like Eric Staal.”
Chris Johnston: “It’s believed Eric Staal will solely be topic to the diminished seven-day quarantine after travelling to Canada, however there’s nothing in writing confirmed from the federal authorities simply but.”
Renaud Lavoie: “The @CanadiensMTL don’t must make one other commerce to suit Eric Staal underneath the cap when he’ll end his quarantine. Undeniable fact that the @BuffaloSabres retains 50% of his wage is clearly one of many important causes.”