Jets trade left wing Evander Kane to Sabres
The Sabres will send defenseman Tyler Myers, forward Drew Stafford, AHL right wing Joel Armia, 2014 second-round draft pick Brendan Lemieux and a 2015 first-round pick to Winnipeg. Buffalo will receive Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and unsigned goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the first-round pick the Jets acquire will be the lowest of three of the Sabres picks. Myers has a no-trade clause in his contract, but it does not kick in until after next season, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Kane is currently out for the next four to six months after undergoing shoulder surgery. The 23-year-old was a no-show for Winnipeg’s game against the Vancouver Canucks last week after reportedly having an incident with teammates that morning after violating the Jets' dress code.
ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that Kane is O.K. with being traded to the Sabres and that he believes it is a chance for a fresh start.
In 37 games this season, Kane has 10 goals and 12 assists. He was selected fourth in the 2009 draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, who moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets in 2011.
- Molly Geary