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Sabres claim D’Agostini off waivers from Pens

Nov 27, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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The Buffalo Sabres have claimed journeyman forward Matt D’Agostini off waivers from Pittsburgh, according to TSN.

D’Agostini, 27, appeared in eight games for Pittsburgh this season, including Monday’s 4-3 OT loss to Boston. He had been in and out of the Pens’ lineup for most of the year, missing three weeks with a lower-body injury while sitting out a handful of games as a healthy scratch.

The Pens signed D’Agostini in July to a one-year, $550,000 deal in the hopes he’d discover the form shown early in his career. He has two very solid NHL seasons on his resume — n 2008-09, he scored 12 goals and 21 points in just 53 games for the Canadiens, and appeared in three postseason contests.

In 2010-11, he posted a career-high 21 goals and 46 points in 82 games with the Blues, finishing third on the team in tallies behind David Backes and Patrik Berglund.

The last two years, however, have been filled with disappointment.

D’Agostini fell out of favor in St. Louis during the 2011-12 campaign, and was shipped to New Jersey.

He failed to make much of an impact with the Devils, scoring just four points in 13 games, and wasn’t tendered a qualifying offer by the club in late June.

  1. hockey412 - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Good luck to him. I’m not sure calling up Chris Connor from WBS is any better. Actually I know it is not. But, Megna is getting another look too. Aye aye aye….

    • jpelle82 - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      every time megna’s name comes up i see and hear “schmegma”. nasty but i cant shake it for some reason…kid mustve heard it quite a bit growing up

      • ibieiniid - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:01 PM

        lol at adding a ‘ch’ into that word, showing your Chanukah spirit.

  2. c9castine - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    chris connor is terrible lol. good offensive skills total liability though.. megna on the other hand has it all.

    dagostini just didn’t do a damn thing in a Pens jersey hell be way better off in buffalo.

  3. westinpat - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    And everyone thought Buffalo was going to claim Klesla.

    • ibieiniid - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      hey, that door hasn’t shut yet.

      • westinpat - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        Don’t teams have a 24 hour window to make some a move?

      • ibieiniid - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        well, i think we’re at 24 hours right about now. but no, I don’t know how long, but I was thinking it was 2 days. idk, maybe i’m stuck on fantasy hockey.

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