Sabres trade Vanek to Islanders
Updated: Sunday, October 27 2013, 09:54 PM EDT
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that they have traded Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders in exchange for Matt Moulson, a 2014 first-round pick, and a 2015 second round pick.
The question wasn't if a trade would happen, but when. Vanek has been one of the Sabres top scorers since he joined the team in 2005. But with Buffalo rebuilding, and Vanek set to become a free agent at the end of the season, the Sabres decided it was time to get something in return for the 29 year old forward.
Vanek had four goals and five assists in 13 games this season.