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Trade:  Brad Boyes to Buffalo Sabres

via Chris Kerber, St. Louis Blues broadcaster, tweet:

Brad Boyes has been dealt to Buffalo

Bob McKenzie, Twitter:

STL trades Brad Boyes to BUF for 2nd round pick in 2011. Done deal.

Update 11:50pm ET: Press Release -

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired a second round draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Buffalo in exchange for forward Brad Boyes.

Boyes, 28, was acquired by St. Louis from Boston on Feb. 27, 2007 and played five seasons with the Blues, appearing in 327 games, registering 232 points (106 goals, 126 assists) along with 106 penalty minutes.  For his career, Boyes has skated in 472 National Hockey League (NHL) games, recording 335 points (145 goals, 190 assists) and 163 penalty minutes.


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Posted by mmuskrat on 02/28/11 at 02:57 AM ET


This is exactly the type of deal Regier said he was going to try for; not a rental, with one more year on his contract, and adding some offense up front - and at center, no less - to try and replace the hole left when Roy went down.  Boyes obviously has talent, though it hasn’t shown up as consistently lately, but Buffalo has to be hoping he re-finds his scoring touch.  With some money coming off the books next year Buffalo has some room, but wondering if some more deals might be coming to offset some of the $4 million they’re taking on against the cap for next year (and whatever remains for this year)?  To do that for a pick in a draft that many have said may be relatively weak, compared to recent years, isn’t a terrible deal.  Of course, all depends on how Boyes works out.

Posted by Dan from Pittsburgh on 02/28/11 at 03:00 AM ET

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Interesting deal… if Boyes’ game ever evens out and gets more consistent, he could be a steal for a 2nd round pick. But if his streakiness continues, it seems like a high price to pay for a guy that might score 35 one year and 15 the next.

Posted by Nathan from wasting perfect passes from my teammates on 02/28/11 at 10:37 AM ET

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