Sabres acquire Wilson from Detroit

December 04, 2017 - 12:59 pm

The Buffalo Sabres have been busy Monday, making some small roster moves to shake things up amid Buffalo's current skid. Sabres general manager Jason Botterill making his second move of the day as he has acquired forward Scott Wilson from the Detroit Red Wings.

TRADE: We've acquired forward Scott Wilson from @DetroitRedWings in exchange for our 5th round pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft.

— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 4, 2017

In return, the Sabres send a 2019 5th round pick back to Detroit.

“We are very happy to add Scott to our roster,” Botterill said in a team statement. “Scott is a hard-working, young player that will be a great fit for our club. As a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, his experience will be an asset both on and off the ice.”

Wilson has produced no points in 17 games for the Red Wings this season after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 21st. Last year in Pittsburgh, he played 78 games and finished with eight goals and 18 assists. In addition, Wilson had six points in 20 playoff games on Pittsburgh's way to winning the Stanley Cup.

Wilson is likely to fit is as a depth forward with the Sabres. Botterill is very familiar with Wilson from his time in Pittsburgh with the Penguins and with their AHL affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sabres are next in action Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. It remains to be seen whether Wilson will make his debut with the Sabres.

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