The Sabres have acquired David Legwand and Robin Lehner from the Senators for a 2015 1st round pick (21st overall).
Legwand, 34, will head into the final year of his contract in 2015-16. He was a salary dump for the Senators, who signed him-to a two-year, $6 million dollar deal last offseason. The veteran centre posted just nine goals and 18 assists (27 points) in 80 games.
The Senators signed David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million dollar deal.
Legwand had 14 goals and 37 assists (51 points) in 83 games between the Predators and Red Wings last season. The 33-year-old should play a big role with the Senators this season after they dealt Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars.
The Predators have traded David Legwand to the Red Wings for Patrick Eaves, Jarnkrok and a third-round pick.
The Red Wings severly needed help at centre with the injuries to Datsyuk, Helm and Weiss. Legwand is from Detroit and played his minor hockey in nearby Plymouth. He has spent his entire career with the Predators and has been a solid scorer. This season he has 10 goals and 30 assists (40 points) in 62 games. Legwand has averaged 51 points over 82 games in the last four seasons and will help the Red Wings now and when they are healthy, he is an even better addition.
David Legwand expected to return to the #Preds lineup tonight.
Legwand gets back into the lineup after missing a few games. The former 2nd overall pick has five goals and 14 points over his first 14 games. When he does draw back in he likely knocks Craig Smith to a checking line.
“I hope to get back in tomorrow. Guys are getting wins, and that’s what counts here, hopefully we can keep it going tomorrow,” Legwand said. “It’s one of those things that could have taken a lot longer than it did, but it’s healed up and ready to go.”
Legwand appears close to returning to the lineup. When he does draw back in he likely knocks Craig Smith to a checking line.