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Sabres Acquire Malcolm Subban from Blackhawks

The Buffalo Sabres acquired goaltender Malcolm Subban from the Chicago Blackhawks for future considerations.

There's a new face in the Sabres' crease. 

The Buffalo Sabres beefed up their goaltending depth on Thursday afternoon, acquiring Malcolm Subban from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for future considerations. 

Subban, who was a first-round pick of the Boston Bruins in 2012, has not played in the NHL this season, spending the 2021-22 campaign with the AHL's Rockford Ice Hogs thus far. He currently has a 2-2-1 record with a .893 save percentage in five games. 

With Craig Anderson week-to-week with an upper-body injury, the Sabres were in desperate need of goaltending depth behind Aaron Dell and Dustin Tokarski. 

Enter: Subban. 

While he may not be a game-changing option, Subban does arrive in Buffalo with 82 games of NHL experience, having served in a backup role for the Bruins, Blackhawks, and Vegas Golden Knights since breaking into the league full-time in 2017-18. 

What Subban will provide the Sabres is a warm body to fill their net while allowing the team not to rush any of their young prospects, such as Ukko Pekka-Luukkonen, up to the big leagues too early. 


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