BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Derek Roy.
Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced the trade Monday, and said it had been in the works for months.
Roy is entering the final year of his contract after underperforming last season for Buffalo. Following season-ending surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon in 2010-2011, Roy had 17 goals and 27 assists in 80 games last season. He scored at least 25 goals from 2007-2010 before he was hurt. Roy has 161 goals and 266 assists in eight NHL seasons, all with Buffalo.
GM Darcy Regier said, "Both Lindy and I spoke with him right after the trade, thanked him. He was terrific. As we were with him, he was with us - very grateful for the opportunity and the time. And we wished each other the very best."
Ott had 11 goals and 28 assists in 74 games with the Stars last season. The 25th overall pick in the 2000 entry draft, Ott has 85 goals and 135 assists in 566 career games and the Sabres are hoping he can address criticism that the Sabres lack toughness.
Pardy spent his first three seasons with Calgary before joining the Stars in 2011-12, recording four goals, 25 assists and 157 penalty minutes in 183 NHL games.
Regier said the acquisition of Ott, combined with the Sunday night acquisition of John Scott in free agency, are moves designed to make the Sabres bigger and tougher.
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