According to reports, the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets have agreed in principal on a trade that will have a major impact on the Western Conference playoff picture this season – and Buffalo’s future.
Headed to Winnipeg:
- D Tyler Myers, who turned 24 on Feb. 1, has 13 points in 47 games with the Sabres this year.
- F Drew Stafford, 28, has 24 points in 50 games with Buffalo this season.
- F Joel Armia, 21, was the 16th overall pick in the 2011 Draft. This season, he has 10 goals and 15 assists in 33 games with the Sabres’ AHL affiliate.
- F Brendan Lemieux, who will turn 19 in mid-March, was the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 Draft. He has 35 goals and 15 assists in 46 games with the Barrie Colts in the OHL this season.
- The first round pick the Jets would acquire will be lowest of three picks held by the Sabres.
Headed to Buffalo:
- F Evander Kane, who will be 24 when next season begins, was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 Draft. He had 10 goals and 12 assists in 37 injury-plagued games this season with the Jets, but shoulder surgery will reportedly end his 2014-15 campaign.
- D Zach Bogosian, 24, was the third overall pick in the 2008 Draft. The defenseman has 13 points in 41 games this season.
- G Jason Kasdorf, 22, is an unsigned college prospect. The Jets selected him in the sixth round of the 2011 Draft, and he is currently in his third season at RPI.
The Jets (66 points) currently hold the first wildcard spot in the Western Conference playoff race and trail the Blackhawks by three points; Chicago has two games in-hand entering Wednesday night’s action.