BUFFALO, NY (AP) The Buffalo Sabers are shaking their underperforming threads by putting striker Matt Moulson in resignations with the intention of downgrading him to the minors.
The play announced on Monday involves a high-priced player who had difficulty deciphering the lineup. Moulson, 34, has no points in 14 games and has been a healthy scratch in seven of Buffalo's past nine outings.
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 move comes when Buffalo is in the middle of a 1-9- 2 skid that left the team in last place in the overall league standings.
Moulson's most productive seasons came during a five-year stretch with the New York Islanders, in which he had 118 goals and 223 points in 304 games.  The Sabers also reminded forward Evan Rodrigues of the minors in preparation to play in Colorado on Tuesday.
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