Marco Scandella left the rink during the warm-ups for the Buffalo Sabres as they take on Edmonton Thursday night. It was reported initially on Twitter that Scandella had been traded, yet not been told where he was going when he left.
**NHL BREAKING NEWS**— IB 🔌 (@incarceratedbob) January 2, 2020
Source: Scandella is getting dealt and he's left rink.. as of this tweet he didn't know where but he's been told to standby (Devils rumor is floating around) still not confirmed
That has now changed, with the Montreal Canadiens confirming that they have traded for the defender. They will send a fourth round pick in return. Montreal have already kicked off the trade season, by obtaining a fifth-round pick and Andrew Sturtz from Ottawa for Mike Reilly.
The Canadiens have acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from the Buffalo Sabres, in return for a fourth-round pick in 2020 (acquired from the San Jose Sharks on June 22, 2019).#GoHabsGo https://t.co/uJEKDoyayl— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 2, 2020
Scandella was a second round pick in the 2008 NHL draft, previously playing for Minnesota prior to the last three years in Buffalo. He currently has a $4million cap hit, with a salary just under $5million. Scandella is also in the last year of his contract, which leaves him the option to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
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