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Buffalo Claim Matt D’Agostini From Pittsburgh

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 27, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has claimed forward Matt D’Agostini off of waivers.

D’Agostini (10/23/86, 6'0", 198 lbs), who was waived by the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday, has played in eight games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14, recording an assist and four penalty minutes. He joined the Penguins at the start of the season after signing a one-year contract in July.

Prior to the Penguins, D’Agostini played for the Montreal Canadiens (2007-08 – 2009-10), St. Louis Blues (2009-10 – 2012-13) and the New Jersey Devils (2012-13). He has notched 96 points (47+49) through 275 career games in the NHL

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Cherry Talks About The Ladd Hit On D’Agostini

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Andrew Ladd With An Elbow/Shoulder Hit On Matt D’Agostini

Ladd received five minutes for the elbow, 2 minutes for roughing and a game misconduct. 

D’Agostini did not return to the game.

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Two Canadiens- One Up, One Down

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Since joining the team on Nov. 29—not coincidentally, the last game before Latendresse began his exile—D’Agostini has four goals in six games and his energetic play has revitalized linemates Saku Koivu and Andrei Kostitsyn. It’s folly to think he can maintain this offensive pace, but 20 pounds heavier and two years smarter, he’s equipped to do all the little things that turn a prospect into a pro. At this point, a job is his to lose.

The same can’t be said for Latendresse, who seems ill prepared to handle his struggles. His confidence shot and his opportunities limited, he’s likely to remain on the outside looking in.

Could Latendresse have benefited from a more cautious route to the pros? Watching D’Agostini make the argument nightly, it’s hard to think otherwise.

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Also, in the KK Member Blog a few days ago, Slasher98 weighed in on D’Agostini too.

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