Buffalo Sabres Trade Jhonas Enroth To Dallas Stars


Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray has struck again.

In the team’s second trade of the day, the Buffalo Sabres have sent goaltender Jhonas Enroth to the Dallas Stars.

In exchange for Enroth, the Buffalo Sabres receive goaltender Anders Lindback and a conditional draft pick in 2016. The deal was initially reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie before being confirmed by the team.

The draft pick will be a 3rd rounder, unless Enroth wins four playoff games for the Stars. If he does, the draft pick becomes a second-rounder, according to McKenzie.

The Enroth trade comes just hours after Murray shipped out Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford to the Winnipeg Jets – along with multiple other pieces, such as Rochester Americans forward Joel Armia and prospect Brendan Lemieux – in exchange for Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian.

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Lindback, 26, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 2008. The Gavle, Sweden native has 95 games of NHL experience, including 10 this season with the Dallas Stars.

He had also appeared in seven games this season with the AHL’s Texas Stars.

Previously, Lindback has NHL experience with the Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning. He’s also played for the Milwaukee Admirals and the Syracuse Crunch. Prior to joining the NHL, he played for Brynas IF Gavle in the Swedish Elite League for four seasons.

One of Lindback’s biggest assets is undoubtedly his size. At 6-6 and 215 pounds, he’s now the tallest player on the Buffalo Sabres roster, and a full seven inches taller than Jhonas Enroth.

He’s also set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Enroth, 26, leaves the Buffalo Sabres organization after six and a half seasons. He was drafted by the team in 2006 (46th overall) and joined the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2008.

Enroth lived much of his life in the Buffalo Sabres organization playing back-up to guys like Ryan Miller, and in the end, he played 118 NHL games with the club before Wednesday’s trade.

He’ll now get a big chance in the Dallas Stars organization and will be expected to step up immediately there — under his former head coach, Lindy Ruff.

Though the Stars also have Kari Lehtonen, expect Enroth to get a solid chance in the remaining portion of the season.

Stay tuned for more about the latest Buffalo Sabres trade…. is GMTM done for the day now? Or will there be more coming? We’ve still got almost three weeks left until the March 2nd deadline.

If Tim Murray can get all this done in a matter of just days (in the Myers/Stafford/etc. trade) and even hours (in the case of this trade)….. what more will he do in the coming weeks?