The Buffalo Sabres are bringing back veteran Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils, acquiring the defenseman on Sunday in exchange for minor-league forward Riley Boychuk.
The 34-year-old Tallinder was a member of the Sabres for seven seasons before he left for the Devils in 2010 as a free agent.
In 614 career games, Tallinder has 26 goals and 134 points. During his time in Buffalo, the Sabres advanced to the Eastern Conference finals twice.
"We are excited to have Henrik back in the mix on our blue line," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said. "His experience will be invaluable not only in adding more stability to our back end but also in the development of some of our younger defensemen."
The Sabres have been busy adding defensemen since the season ended, bringing in Tallinder, Alexander Sulzer, Drew Bagnall and Jamie McBain.
Moving Tallinder helped the Devils free space under the salary cap for next season. Tallinder is scheduled to make $3.5 million and carries a cap hit of $3.375 million
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: July 7, 2013 03:49:18 PM
Tallinder returns to Devils
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