Connect with us

BHN Daily

Sabres Daily: Habs Deal Petry To Detroit; DeSmith Still In Limbo



The second tenure for defenseman Jeff Petry in La Belle Province lasted just over a week, as the veteran blueliner was dealt to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2025 mid-round pick and defenseman Gustav Lindstrom. The 35-year-old Michigan native had 31 points (5 goals, 26 assists) in 61 games last season for Pittsburgh, but was dealt back to Montreal as a salary dump in the three-way deal with San Jose involving Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson. Montreal retained 50% of Petry’s salary and he will be playing for his third team in three seasons.


Sabres In Case You Missed It

The Buffalo Sabres in the opinion of some still need to reinforce their goaltending and a viable veteran backup option for Devon Levi, with uncertainty at #2 with either Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen or Eric Comrie. One possible option is veteran Casey DeSmith, who was recently dealt in the Karlsson deal to Montreal. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports that Canadiens GM Kent Hughes asked DeSmith to be patient and that a trade to another team to accommodate him is still possible. The 32-year-old DeSmith makes the same salary as Comrie ($1.8 million) and went 15-16-4, with a 3.17 GAA and .905 save percentage last season. 

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Carlo Believes Marchand Has What It Takes To Be Captain (Boston Bruins)

Carolina: Hurricanes Expected To Sign Caleb Jones (Carolina Hurricanes)

Chicago: Three Hawks Prospects Make NHL Network’s Top 50 (Chicago Blackhawks)

Colorado: Two Former Avalanche Forwards Thriving In The KHL (Colorado Avalanche)

Detroit: Osaer Is Red Wings Goalie Guru (Detroit Red Wings)

Florida: Panthers Forsling Ready to Become a Star (Florida Panthers)

Los Angeles: Kings Over/Under: Can Danault Repeat a Career-Year? (Los Angeles Kings)

Montreal: Top-3 Canadiens Players Ready To Take Make An Impact (Montreal Canadiens)

Nashville: Several Predators Projected To Make The Cut For World Juniors (Nashville Predators)

New Jersey: Devils Sign Cal Foote To One-Year Deal (New Jersey Devils)

NY Islanders: Isles Playoff Outlook And One-Hit Wonders (New York Islanders)

Philadelphia: Flyers Have Two Of NHL’s Top 10 Prospects (Philadelphia Flyers)

Pittsburgh: Dubas Most Intriguing Move? (Pittsburgh Penguins)

San Jose: Sharks Had Interest In Dumba (San Jose Sharks)

Vegas: Fun Golden Knights Trivia (Vegas Golden Knights)

Washington: Capitals Trade Hopes: MacLellan Still Pushing for Scoring Help (Washington Capitals)