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Jackets claim Tropp off waivers from Buffalo

Nov 28, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed forward Corey Tropp off waivers from Buffalo.

From the club release:

Tropp, 24, has registered three goals and six assists for nine points and 20 penalty minutes in 43 career NHL games, including 0-1-1 in nine appearances with the Sabres this season. He made his NHL debut during the 2011-12 season, tallying 3-5-8 and 20 penalty minutes in 34 games with Buffalo. He missed the majority of the 2012-13 campaign due to a knee injury.

Selected by Buffalo in the third round, 89th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft, Tropp has also appeared in 109 career American Hockey League games and collected 21-45-66 and 166 penalty minutes with the Portland Pirates and Rochester Americans.

Tropp was made available after the Sabres claimed forward Matt D’Agostini off waivers from Pittsburgh yesterday.

“That’s unfortunate that we don’t have enough positions or room for him right now,” said Sabres coach Ted Nolan, per the Buffalo News. “It’s good for him to be picked up by somebody else and get his career going [in Columbus]. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t happening here at that moment. You take a chance, and now it’s good for Corey.”

  1. westinpat - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    One of the few players I didn’t want Buffalo to lose/get rid of.

  2. gi0lui - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Sucks to lose him. I think they wanted to get some of their promising younger players off the roster since things aren’t too pretty w/the big club right now. He would’ve gotten a lot more ice time & came back up once the Sabres “turned the corner”, so to speak.

    I’m not so sure what LaFontaine’s idea was in picking up D’Agostini, but I think they maybe felt with Cory’s limited NHL exp. & his injury history (still wearing protective helmut from the broken jaw), he would probably clear waiver’s & be down in Roch. right now. Costly little lesson for Patty!

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