With zero games in a Buffalo Sabres uniform to date, Jaroslav Halak and a 2015 third rounder have been traded to the Washington Capitals in return for Michal Neuvirth and Rusty Klesla.
Last Friday, the Sabres acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick in return for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. Halak backstopped the Canadiens to an upset win over the Capitals in the 2010 playoffs, so you have to imagine the playoff performance factored into the decision. Halak had a 24-9-4 record with a .917 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA in 40 games with the Blues before he was traded.
Neuvirth, who is signed for another year, struggled to maintain any traction in Washington after the club sent Semyon Varlamov to Colorado. In 13 games of action with the Caps this season, Neuvirth posted a 4-6-2 record to go along with a .914 SP and 2.82 GAA.
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