Canadiens, Sabres announce trade

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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Zach Redmond from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Nicolas Deslauriers.

Redmond will report to the Rochester Americans, while Deslauriers has been assigned to the Laval Rocket.

Redmond, 29, tallied four goals and 14 assists for 18 points in 26 AHL games with St. John’s last season. He also notched five assists in 16 NHL games with Montreal.

The seventh-year pro has skated in 190 AHL games with St. John’s, San Antonio and Chicago, totaling 29 goals and 71 assists for 100 points and a plus-26 rating. He participated in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic and helped the IceCaps reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2014.

Redmond has played 130 games in the NHL with Montreal, Colorado and Winnipeg, recording nine goals and 29 assists for 38 points.

Deslauriers, 26, enters his seventh pro season after spending the last three years in the NHL with Buffalo. Over 211 career games with the Sabres, Deslauriers has 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points.

A third-round draft pick by Los Angeles in 2009, Deslauriers came up through the Kings system, playing three seasons with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. In 193 AHL games with Manchester and Rochester, Deslauriers shows 24 goals and 55 assists for 79 points.