Sep 23, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Matt D

Sabres Claim Matt D’Agostini Off Waivers, Waive Tropp


The Buffalo Sabres have just been awarded their claim of Matt D’Agostini, former St. Louis Blue and Pittsburgh Penguin– According to Ryan Rishaug of TSN (@TSNRyanRishaug)

The 27-year old right winger was a part of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization up until they had tried to trade him last week, ultimately putting him on waivers, where Buffalo placed their claim, and was awarded earlier today.

Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round (190th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft, D’Agostini has been a part of the Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils. At the end of last season, he was released via free agency by the Devils before being signed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

D’Agostini has had some ups and downs in his career, amassing 96 points in 272 games (47 G’s, 49 A’s) his best season coming with 21 points in 53 games with Montreal (12 G’s, 9 A’s) in 2008-2009 and scoring 46 points with St. Louis in 2010-2011.

This season, D’Agostini has played in 8 games, only getting an assist in that time frame. He missed most of the time due to a three-week injury reserve stint, while also being the healthy scratch for some of those games.

While details of the acquisition are still being finalized, and the uncertainty of which we will see him donning the blue and gold for tonight, Friday night against Toronto, or Saturday against the Devils, it will be interesting to see how well he meshes with the current team, hopefully kickstarting his career again and our team as well.

However, one question that will need to be addressed, if D’Agostini is a mainstay in the roster, who is being demoted to the minors? Ted Nolan will have his hands full over the next few days over who to send down or move around.

When details begin to emerge and the situation is a lot less cloudy, we will bring you the latest news, right here on SabreNoise.com.

As for now, let’s enjoy our holiday, and let’s watch some Buffalo Sabres action tonight at 7PM against the Montreal Canadiens!

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UPDATE:

The Buffalo Sabres have waived Corey Tropp.

In nine games with Buffalo this season, Tropp has only 1 point and has been skating with a -8.

Should he clear waivers, Tropp will be sent down to Rochester to play for the Americans again.

1:56PM

Buffalo announces D’Agostini will wear number 27, becoming the 10th player to wear the number for Buffalo. (Joe Kowal, Brad May, Shaone Morrisonn, Teppo Numminen, WIlf Paiement, Adam Pardy, Michael Peca, Larry Playfair, and Joe Reekie)

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

  • JHizzle75

    Not too sure what this is supposed to accomplish…. Anyone ???

    • Sean McGrath

      Just a routine move to shake up the locker room imo…he has proven that if he has the right people he can score, i think buffalo needs some scoring from the right wing, which is where he fits nicely, he is a good third ling winger

      • Timothy Redinger

        we have a team full of good third liners.

        • JHizzle75

          Exactly. That’s why I don’t understand this move

    • billyx

      I have no clue what they are doing. They have what seems like a 150 prospects, 50 draft choices and another bunch coming when the Sabres get rid of Miller and other veterans. Even if they all bloom together in 4 or 5 years the cap would have to be at $150 million to keep them all !??

  • Kevin

    Just what we need another mediocre scorer. Are they hoping his career will suddenly hark back to his 20G season he had with the Blues? I’ll be they stick him with Moulson and Hodgson.

    • Sean McGrath

      Theres no telling what he will and wont do, he may just fizzle out, but if he is put with people who can feed him across the ice, ive seen how his wristshot can be, he may be able to get the dirty goals we need

  • Dano

    I try to mind my tongue, but this is bullshit. Even with a full face type visor, the kid works his ass off. He shows up for every game he plays. On a team thats supposed to mow play under the banner of ‘ hard working ‘, this isnt the message to send.

    It would be one thing is the waiving was to make room for someone whom has a consistent scoring statistic or a proven solid top 6 type of play, but I dont see much of that in D’Agostini. I hope Im proven wrong.