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Inside reveals why the Buffalo Sabres gave up on Matt Savoie


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Josh Tupper
July 6, 2024  (3:15 PM)
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An Insider has revealed the likely reason that the Buffalo sabers were comfortable moving on from Matt Savoie in yesterday's trade with the Edmonton Oilers.

The Buffalo Sabres made a surprising move on Friday, trading former first-round pick Matthew Savoie to the Edmonton Oilers. In return, the Sabres received forward Ryan McLeod and prospect Tyler Tullio. The trade raised eyebrows, as Savoie was drafted by the Sabres just two years ago.
According to Buffalo Sabres reporter Lance Lysowski, the team's decision to move on from Savoie was largely due to his injury issues. Savoie has been plagued by shoulder injuries, which caused him to miss training camp and the start of last season. He was eventually sent back to the Western Hockey League after a brief stint in the AHL and NHL.
"He has been injured a lot. He's had shoulder injuries and I wonder if he didn't get hurt last year after his one NHL game, if he maybe they don't trade him," Lysowski said.

Despite his injuries, Savoie has developed into one of the top players in the Canadian Hockey League. The Oilers are hoping that Savoie can stay healthy and compete for a spot on their opening night roster in October. If he can remain injury-free, he has the potential to become a lethal offensive weapon for the Oilers.
The trade is a gamble for both teams, but the Oilers are betting on Savoie's talent and potential to overcome his injury issues. The Sabres, on the other hand, are looking to shore up their bottom-six with the addition of Ryan McLeod and prospect Tyler Tullio. Only time will tell if this trade will pay off for both teams.
Source: Blade of Steel
Reason behind Sabres trading former first-rounder Matthew Savoie revealed
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