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Trade: Sabres send d-man TJ Brennan to Florida

Mar 15, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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It’s not the blockbuster deal many Sabres fans have been calling for, but it’s…a deal.

Buffalo has traded defenseman TJ Brennan to Florida for a fifth-round pick (originally belonging to the Kings) in the 2013 draft.

“T.J. is a young and mobile defenseman with a hard shot, who we are pleased to have acquired,” said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon in a release. “He is a hard working player with an offensive upside, who has averaged almost a point-per-game in the American Hockey League this season. We look forward to his contributions to our organization.”

Brennan, 23, was drafted 31st overall by the Sabres in 2007. He has two goals and no assists in 21 career NHL games.

As Tallon noted, Brennan has been a productive AHL player, as evidenced by his 35 points in 36 games with Rochester this season.

Brennan also played under Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen for two seasons with the Portland Pirates.

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  1. kgun80 - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Really? Is Darcy determined to rid the team of any and all you g talent? The guy isn’t a superstar.. But he has potential. A 5th rounder that’s what you traded him for? I don’t get it

  2. flyers22 - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Horrible trade for buffalo this kid has a lot of potential not sure why they weren’t playing this kid after he’s proven he should be in the lineup, plenty of other d on there team they could have dumped to make room for him I was hoping we would trade for him here in Philly we could use a young d like him with such a big shot

  3. bagjr387 - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    So in the grand scheme of things, Darcy has traded Marty Biron( 31st overall pick was acquired for Biron from Philly, and then was used to draft Brennan) and TJ Brennan for a 5th round pick? Brennan was a beast on the PP in Rochester, just needed time to develop…

    How does Darcy have decent trades (Kassian/Hodgson) (Drury and Begin for Rhett Warrener and Steve Reinprecht), but then do this….I don’t understand it at all considering he is a RFA at the end of the year???? So it wasn’t like you would have lost him and had to get something….And he is making league minimum…

    Someone clue me in, PLEASE

  4. multiplemiggs - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    HA-HA still love watching Buffablow fail

  5. mclovinhockey - Mar 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    if bobby Ryan gets moved all 4 current NHLers who I played in at least 1 game with from the Delaware valley will have been traded in a calendar year.

  6. billsin20xx - Mar 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I hope he does great in Fla this year, and then Pegula finally wakes up and realizes Regier HAS TO GO!
    Ridiculous trade.

  7. meldboy - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    This has to be a part of a bigger move on the horizon with Florida. Otherwise it makes zero sense from the Sabres standpoint. I predict you will hear of another deal very soon that will even this out.

    • bagjr387 - Mar 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Very good point…either something is in the works, or there was an issue in the locker room…

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