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Buffalo Sabres trade Scandella, acquire Frolik

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Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 07:25 pm

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (originally owned by the San Jose Sharks) from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Marco Scandella.

The team also acquired forward Michael Frolik from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (originally owned by the San Jose Sharks).

Frolik is currently on pace to score at least 10 goals for the 10th time in his 12 NHL seasons.

He has scored at least 10 goals at even strength eight times. Frolik also has totaled 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 47 career NHL playoff contests, appearing in the postseason six times. He played in all 23 playoff games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, culminating in his first Stanley Cup championship.

Frolik represented the Czech Republic in major international tournaments nine times in his career. Most recently, he served as an alternate captain and recorded 14 points (7/7) in 10 games at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

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