The Buffalo Sabres have already made two trades in 2020, sending Marco Scandella to the Montreal Canadiens and flipping the return in order to bring in Michael Frolik. They’re not done according to GM Jason Botterill, who shared his thoughts on the trade deadline with WGR 550:
We want to make trades. We want to add to our group. People ask if we’re waiting for the trade deadline. We’re not waiting for the deadline. We’re trying to proceed with some things that haven’t materialized.
The Sabres have had trade rumors swirling them all season, from the glut of defenseman that were around in camp to players like Zach Bogosian and Evan Rodrigues asking out. If should come as no surprise now that they’re still looking to make moves—Botterill has completed 24 trades in under three years as GM of the team.
- Colton Parayko has been placed on injured reserve by the St. Louis Blues, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll miss any additional time. The defenseman’s IR stint is retroactive to January 2nd, meaning he can come off whenever he’s healthy enough to do so. Parayko needed the designation in order to keep the roster in tact as Carl Gunnarsson was activated today, meaning Niko Mikkola can stay up for the time being.
- The Philadelphia Flyers will be calling up Alex Lyon from the AHL, after Carter Hart left practice with a lower-body injury today. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Hart’s status will not be updated publicly until tomorrow, but that the team is bringing up Lyon to potentially serve as backup for Brian Elliott tomorrow night.