The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators had several conversations about a trade that would have brought goaltender Matt Murray to Buffalo. However, those talks came to a halt because Murray has the Sabres on his 10-team no-trade list, according to Sportsnet’s Elliot Friedman.
The proposed trade would have seen the two teams flip first-round picks, with the Sabres moving up No. 7 for the No. 16 overall selection. The Senators also would have retained salary, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Ottawa currently has three goaltenders on their roster, so they have been looking to move Murray. The 28-year-old has two more years left on his current deal that has a $6.25 million cap hit.
Murray has appeared in just 47 games since the 2020 season and has struggled. Over the last two seasons, he had a 3.38 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.
Buffalo is still looking to add a goalie despite bringing back 41-year-old Craig Anderson on a one-year contract last week.