Sabres acquire Dainius Zubrus from Capitals in exchange for Novotny and pick

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The Sabres also picked up minor-league defenceman Timo Helbling in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2007 and forward Jiri Novotny.

The Sabres have been busy on deadline day. They also sent goaltender Martin Biron to Philadelphia and acquired goalie Ty Conklin from Columbus.

Zubrus will make US$1.85 million this season.

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