The Ducks have acquired Jamie McGinn from Buffalo for a conditional third round pick.
McGinn, 27, is a big, rugged winger with a scorer’s touch. He has 14 goals and 13 assists (27 points) in 63 games with the Sabres this season and will replace Patrick Marron in Anaheim after he was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers.
The Avalanche are considering season-ending back surgery for Jamie McGinn.
McGinn has been out with a back injury since November 15th. He is going to be evaluated this week and the Avalanche will make a decision on whether or not McGinn needs back surgery or if he can recover without going under the knife.
McGinn missed the Avs' last three games after starting the season with three goals and two assists in 10 games. This is perfect timing for Colorado who just lost Alex Tanguay for two weeks because of a knee injury.