The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders swapped goalies on Monday, with Michal Neuvirth going to New York and Chad Johnson going to Buffalo with a third-round 2016 draft pick.

By SI Wire
March 02, 2015

The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders swapped goalies on Monday, with Michal Neuvirth going to New York and Chad Johnson going to Buffalo with a third-round 2016 draft pick, reports Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News.

Neuvirth, 26, has a 2.99 goals-against average and .918 save percentage over 27 games this season. He took over as Buffalo's No. 1 goaltender after Jhonas Enroth was traded to the Dallas Stars last month.

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[daily_cut.NHL]Neuvirth is due $2.6 million in 2014-15 before hitting unrestricted free agency after the season. He will share time in the Islanders' net with Jaroslav Halak, with whom he was traded for last year in a deal involving Buffalo and the Washington Capitals.

Johnson, 30, has a 3.08 goals-against average and .889 save percentage over 19 games this season for the Islanders. He is due $1 million this season and $1.6 million next season before hitting unrestricted free agency in 2016-17.

The Islanders (41-21-2) lead the Metropolitan Division with 84 points. The Sabres are (19-39-5) are last in the Atlantic Division with 43.

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