The Sabers have consented to trade Taylor Hall to the Bruins an deal that likewise will see Curtis Lazar go to Boston, with Buffalo getting Anders Bjork and a 2021 second-round pick, a source affirmed to ESPN.
Hall waived his no-movement clause to facilitate with the deal, which is pending an trade call. The Sabers are retaining 50% of Hall’s salary, the source said.
TSN initially reported the full trade agreement Sunday night.
Hall earned 2018 league MVP honors while with the New Jersey Devils however has now been exchanged twice two years.
After the Devils traded Hall to the Arizona Coyotes during the 2019-20 season, Hall marked a one-year, $8 million agreement with the Sabers in free organization this past offseason. The 29-year-old bets on himself to help his worth while playing on Jack Eichel’s wing.
All things being equal, Buffalo’s season has been a disaster. The Sabres endured through a 18-game winless streak, the longest in the compensation cap time, and fired coach Ralph Krueger in March. Eichel has been injured, and Hall scored only two goals in 37 games.
Hall’s 0.51 focuses per game is a career worst, and he carries a minus-21 rating, fourth most exceedingly terrible in the NHL this season.
Hall and Buffalo had shown mutual interest in new contract earlier this season, yet the Sabers are proceeding onward.
In his 11-year career, Hall has played in just 14 playoff games. He currently joins a Boston team hoping to extract in any event one more Stanley Cup run out of its veteran core. Subsequent to leaving behind chief Zdeno Chara and veteran defenseman Torey Krug in the offseason, the Bruins have been a work in progress in 2021.
Boston is currently clinging to the fourth playoff spot in the East Division. Notwithstanding, the Bruins have a young blue line, and rank fifth-most noticeably awful in the association in 5-on-5 objectives each hour, per Natural Stat Trick.
Before the Hall deal, the Bruins acquired defenseman Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators for a third-round pick.