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Sabres trade Eric Staal to Canadiens for draft picks

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired a third-round pick and fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Eric Staal.

Buffalo now holds eight picks in the 2021 NHL Draft.

The Sabres acquired Staal in September from the Minnesota Wild. He recorded three goals and 10 points in 32 games with Buffalo this season.