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Buffalo Trades for a Pair

Tuesday, 02.27.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Buffalo Trades for a Pair
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has acquired center Dainius Zubrus and defenseman Timo Helbling from Washington, in exchange for center Jiri Novotny and Buffalo's first-round selection in the 2007 Entry Draft.

Zubrus, 28, (DAYN-ihs ZOO-brus) has played in 60 games for the Capitals this season, recording 20 goals and 32 assists, along with 52 PIMs. Currently in his 12th NHL season, Zubrus has 352 points (134+218) in 670 games with Washington, Montreal and Philadelphia. Last season was Zubrus' best in the NHL, finishing with 57 points (23+34) in 71 games, including 13 PP goals and 5 GWG. He also has 14 points (7+7) in 36 career playoff games. Zubrus was originally selected by Philadelphia in the first round (15th overall) in the 1996 Entry Draft.

Helbling (25 years old, 6-3, 217 lbs.) has one assist in 11 career NHL games with Washington and Tampa Bay. He was originally selected by Nashville in the sixth round, 162nd overall, in 1999 Entry Draft. He was traded to Tampa Bay by Nashville for Tampa Bay's eighth-round choice (Pekka Rinne) in 2004 Entry Draft, Feb. 25, 2004. Washington signed Helbling as a free agent on August 8, 2006.

Novotny was Buffalo's first-round choice (22nd overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He had 13 points (6+7) in 50 games with Buffalo this season.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82