Traded to Pittsburgh by Washington with Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations for Jaromir Jagr and Frantisek Kucera, July 11, 2001. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to finger injury vs. Syracuse (AHL), October 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), May 19, 2004.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason