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JUN 17, 5:43p ET | Kristopher Martel
Rotowire: Jun 26 / 7:51a ET
News: Legwand was traded to the Sabres on Friday along with goalie Robin Lehner in exchange for the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Impact: Lehner is the more important acquisition for the Sabres, but Legwand at least gives an experienced mentor at center for Sam Reinhart and likely top draft pick Jack Eichel. Legwand appeared in 80 games for the Senators last season, notching nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points while averaging 13:54 of ice time. The 34-year-old is slated to make roughly $3 million next season, so his cap figure shouldn't hamstring the Sabres too much. From a fantasy perspective, Legwand doesn't have much to offer in these late stages of his career, but he's still a capable enough third- or fourth-line piece.
StatsLLC: Jun 26 / 12:00a ET
News: The Buffalo Sabres have traded their second of two first-round draft picks to Ottawa to acquire Legwand and goalie Robin Lehner. The trade was announced Friday morning, hours before the NHL draft opens in Sunrise, Florida.
Impact: Legwand is a 17-year NHL veteran, who had nine goals and 18 assists in 80 games last season.