BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres acquired embattled left wing Evander Kane from the Winnipeg Jets in a seven-player trade on Wednesday.
The league's last place team, Buffalo continued its rebuild by sending defenceman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, the rights to 2014 second round pick Brendan Lemieux and Buffalo's latest first-round pick in 2015 to the Jets.
In exchange, Winnipeg is sending Kane, defenceman Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf to the Sabres.
Kane is out four to six months after undergoing elective shoulder surgery. The fourth-overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Kane was a healthy scratch for the Jets last week and was Winnipeg's biggest trade chip. The 6-2, 195-pound winger had 10 goals and 12 points in 37 games this season.
In return, Winnipeg is loading up in the hopes of its first playoff run since moving from Atlanta.