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Sabres acquire Matthew Spencer from Lightning

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Matthew Spencer from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Devante Stephens. Spencer has been assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL).


Spencer, 22, has registered seven points (1+6) in 53 career American Hockey League games with the Syracuse Crunch, including one assist in two appearances this season. A native of Guelph, Ontario, Spencer has also skated in 53 career ECHL contests with Adirondack and Orlando, adding 18 points on four goals and 14 assists.