Sabres jump on expansion draft casualty--3rd for MTL's Beaulieu

Acquired by Sabres

Beaulieu, 24, appeared in his fifth National Hockey League season with the Canadiens in 2016-17, logging career highs in games played (74), goals (four), assists (24) and points (28).

After weeks of speculation, the Montreal Canadiens and Nathan Beaulieu have parted ways, as the defenceman was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a third-round pick in the 2017 entry draft.

The Canadiens will receive Buffalo's third-round pick (No. 68 overall) in next week's draft as part of the deal, which was announced Saturday.

Before that Nate split time between Montreal and Hamilton (the Habs old AHL affiliate) from 2012-13 to 2014-15. He opened the regular season on Montreal's top pairing with Shea Weber.

Teams were allowed to either protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and 1 goalie, or 8 skaters and 1 goalie.

Will Las Vegas GM George McPhee be interested in either of those two and/or will there be enticements for him to select either of them or the high-dollar contracts of Tyler Ennis or Matt Moulson?

It'll be from the penthouse to the basement for Beaulieu, who departs the 47-26-9 Canadiens for the 33-37-12 Sabres.

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