BUFFALO – The Sabres tonight acquired winger Linus Omark from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2014.
The flashy 26-year-old has eight goals, 30 points and 34 penalty minutes in 88 NHL contests.
The pick, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger, is based on the number of NHL games the Swede plays.
The Oilers drafted Omark 97th overall in 2007. He played last season in Switzerland before returning to North America.
Omark, 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, had 14 goals and 29 points in 29 games with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons this season. He made one NHL appearance.
This is the first trade for Pat LaFontaine, the Sabres’ president of hockey operations. LaFontaine’s also serving as general manager until he hires one.