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Sabres Daily: Pre-Draft Dealing; Carlsson’s Epic Journey



The Buffalo Sabres might be up to something more on the floor of the NHL Draft in Nashville on Wednesday other than selecting 13th overall, but unlike some of his counterparts, GM Kevyn Adams did not pull the trigger on a deal.

The busiest team was the New Jersey Devils, who swapped Yegor Sharangovich and a third round pick to Calgary for veteran winger Tyler Toffoli and dealt goalie Mackenzie Blackwood to San Jose for a sixth round pick.

The biggest trade was Winnipeg exacting a king’s ransom for center Pierre-Luc Dubois, receiving youngsters Gabriel Vilardi, Rasmus Kupari, and WNY native Alex Iafallo from the Los Angeles Kings.


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Carlsson’s Difficult Road To Nashville

Swedish center Leo Carlsson may have the time of his life being drafted as high as second overall to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, but the 18-year-old had to go through the same travel woes that some media members had getting to Nashville. According to the Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, his flight out of Newark, NJ was cancelled due to inclement weather, so Carlsson and his family chose to rent a car and drive 13 hours overnight to get to Nashville by Tuesday morning.

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