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Sabres trade defenseman Regehr to L.A.

Buffalo Sabres warm up before recent game
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Buffalo Sabres warm up before recent game

The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Robyn Regehr to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Los Angeles’ second-round draft picks in the 2014 and 2015 NHL Entry DraftsBuffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced the trade Monday night after trade rumors surfaced and were reported by TSN. 

Regehr was acquired by Buffalo in 2011 from Calgary, along with Ales Kotalik and a 2nd round pick in 2012, in exchange for Chris Butler and Paul Byron.

In 105 games played with the Sabres, Regehr recorded seven points (1+6) and 77 penalty minutes.

The NHL trade deadline is Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The Canadian sports network reported Monday night the 32-year-old player has waived his full no-movement clause.  Regehr has played 932 career games for the Sabres and Calgary.  

TSN also reported Monday night at Sabres Captain Jason Pominville has been asked to submit a list of eight teams to which he will not accept a trade.

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Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier

According to the TSN report, he is expected to hand that list to Sabres general manager Regier sometime Tuesday.  Pominville has a modified no-trade clause that blocks movement to up to eight teams.

Regier reportedly has told Pominville that with the team currently 13th in the Eastern Conference, he needs to see what’s available before this Wednesday trade deadline. 

The Sabres began what many believe will be a large-scale roster shake up.  Over the weekend the team traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to St. Louis for a pair of entry draft choices.