Sabres deal Miller to Blues
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres traded goaltender Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a conditional draft pick.
Miller, 33, is a two-time All-Star and has a career record of 284-186-57 along with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2010 as the NHL’s best goalie.
Ott, 31, is an 11-year veteran who joined the Sabres in 2012. He has 264 points (103 goals, 161 assists) in 673 career games.
Both players were late scratches for Buffalo’s game on Friday night against San Jose. The trade was announced shortly after 7 p.m.
Halak, 28, has a 139-81-26 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in eight NHL seasons. He has acquired by St. Louis from Montreal after the 2009-10 season.
Stewart, 26, has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Blues. A first-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2006, Stewart has 228 points (115 goals, 113 assists) in 377 career games.
Carrier, 19, was selected 57th overall in 2013 by the Blues.
This was the first trade for Buffalo general manager Tim Murray since taking over for Darcy Regier in January.