TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported on the Canadian sports network today that the Buffalo Sabres are looking to change the makeup of their top two forward lines via the trade route.
[A trade] will be the next move for the Buffalo Sabres if Darcy Regier has his way. I’ve talked to other teams around the league over the last week. Regier is doing his homework. He’s talking trade with teams. What he’d like to do is move a top 6 forward in return for a top 6 forward. Easier said than done. Drew Stafford, Derek Roy, Brad Boyes – those are names that I’ve been told are in play for the Buffalo Sabres. Not every team in the league is going to want to move a top 6 for a top 6, but that’s what he’s trying to do.
The Sabres currently sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a 19-21-5 record and are 7 points out of a playoff position.