Report: Sabres acquire Dominik Kahun from Pittsburgh

February 24, 2020 - 2:53 pm
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According to multiple reports, the Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Dominik Kahun in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange, the Sabres are sending forwards Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary back to the Penguins.

Chad DeDominicis from Die By The Blade was the first to report the trade activity between the Sabres and Penguins.

Kahun comes to Buffalo after spending 50 games with the Penguins this season, scoring 10 goals and picking up 17 assists for 27 points. He just recently returned to the Penguins lineup after an eight-game absence due to a concussion.

Pittsburgh had acquired Kahun in the offseason from the Chicago Blackhawks in a deal involving defenseman Olli Maatta. In his rookie season in Chicago, the 24-year-old scored 13 goals and registered 24 assists for 37 points in a full 82-game schedule.

The native of Plan?, Czech Republic was signed as a free agent in May of 2018 by the Blackhawks after spending three years in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany playing with EHC M?nchen.

Kahun will be a restricted free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season.

As for Rodrigues, the 26-year-old finally gets his wish after requesting for a trade back on Dec. 31. In 38 games this season in Buffalo, Rodrigues has five goals and four assists for nine points, but has seen himself in-and-out of the lineup, at times, this season as a healthy scratch.

Rodrigues was a college free agent signing of the Sabres back in 2015 after completing his four-year college career with Boston University. He appeared in 192 career games with the Sabres over the course of five seasons, scoring a total of 26 goals and amassing 45 assists for 71 points.

The newly acquired Penguins forward will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

The Sabres acquired Sheary during the summer of 2018 from the Penguins in a trade that also brought in defenseman Matt Hunwick for a conditional fourth round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

In parts of two seasons with the Sabres, Sheary was able to produce 23 goals and 30 assists for 53 points in 133 games played. This season in 55 games, the 27-year-old scored nine goals and picked up 10 assists for 19 points.

Sheary began his NHL career as a college free agent signing of the Penguins out of University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and went on to play three seasons in Pittsburgh with 48 goals and 45 assists for 93 points in 184 games. He also had three productive playoff runs for the Penguins, accounting for six goals and 13 assists for 18 points in 57 games, while also helping Pittsburgh to two Stanley Cup wins in 2016 and 2017.

The winger is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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