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!
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.
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)