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Trade: Oilers send Omark to Buffalo for conditional draft pick

Dec 19, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT

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Linus Omark recently requested a trade out of the Edmonton Oilers organization. He got his wish on Thursday, as the Buffalo Sabres nabbed him for a conditional sixth-round draft pick.

(Said conditions aren’t clear at the moment, but perhaps it will come down to games played at the NHL level?)

Omark, 26, was selected in the fourth round (97th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft. He has played in 66 NHL games – all with the Oilers – spread out over three seasons. That includes just one contest this season.

Omark, 26, received his longest look with the Oilers in 2010-11, as he scored 27 points in 51 games. He has a point-per-game in the AHL (29 in 29) with the Oklahoma City Barons this season.

This is far from a surprise, as reporters such as the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman predicted the move … right down to Buffalo being the destination. Perhaps he’ll be able to make a mark with the Sabres in a way that he never really did in Edmonton?

The NHL’s roster freeze kicks in on Dec. 20, so if there are any other trade talks brewing Thursday, they better get hashed out soon.

  1. lowenni - Dec 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    That guy has all the talent in the world and he might be able to finally put it together playing on a weak Buffalo Sabres roster where he’ll get the playing time. He’s a one-dimensional offensive player, so it’s really top-6 or bust for him. With quality offensive minutes and playing along players like Hogdson and Moulson, the Sabres could get a steal for only a 6th round pick.

  2. pmonte3122 - Dec 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Low risk, reward yet to be determined

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