Buffalo Sabres Acquire Power Forward From Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Jordan Greenway to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2023 second-round pick and 2024 fifth-round pick.

The move was made in part to clear some cap space for the Wild, who are facing a crunch after buying out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter last year.

Greenway, a six-foot-six, 231 pound forward, signed a three-year, $9-million contract with the Wild but struggled to make an impact offensively this season, recording only two goals and seven points in 45 games. 

Despite his struggles, Greenway has shown promise in the past, having hit double digits in goals twice in his career and topping out at 32 points in the 2020-21 season. He brings size and physicality to the Sabres' forward corps and is under contract for two more seasons with a cap hit of $3 million.

The Wild remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Central Division while also using their cap space to help facilitate trades for other teams, including taking on parts of the salaries of Ryan O’Reilly and Dmitry Orlov in exchange for draft picks. 

Despite lacking an offensive touch this season, the twenty-six-year-old has remained effective on the defensive side. It's a solid addition for Buffalo.
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