BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Sabers are shaking their underperforming list by putting striker Matt Moulson on waivers and taking on forward Scott Wilson in an exchange with the Detroit Red Wings.
Both moves were made on Monday, with Buffalo in the middle of a 1-9-2 slide. In exchange for Wilson, the Red Wings acquired Buffalo's fifth round pick in the 2015 draft.
Detroit initially acquired Wilson in a trade with Pittsburgh on October 21. He has no points in 20 games this season and 13 goals and 32 points in 123 career NHL games. Wilson had three goals and six points in 20 postseason games to help the Penguins win their second consecutive Stanley Cup last season.
Moulson, 34, will be badigned to the minors if she eliminates the exemptions on Tuesday. He has no points in 14 games and has been a healthy scratch in seven of Buffalo's past nine starts.
He is an 11-year veteran who is in the fourth year of a $ 25 million contract. The demotion leaves Moulson's long-term future with the Sabers uncertain, although he must win $ 5 million next season.
The Sabers also reminded forward Evan Rodrigues of the minors in preparation to play in Colorado on Tuesday.