BUFFALO – In a swap of AHL players, the Sabres acquired defenseman Mat Bodie from the New York Rangers this afternoon for forward Dan Catenacci.
Bodie, 26, has spent his entire pro career with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate, compiling 20 goals, 98 points and 127 penalty minutes in 196 games. He has eight goals, 30 points and a minus-14 rating in 45 appearances this season. He was also Hartford’s captain.
6-foot, 175-pound Bodie won a national championship as a senior at Union College in 2014.
Meanwhile, Catenacci, 23, was out of the Sabres’ plans months ago. After playing his first 11 NHL games in 2015-16, he never seemed to be in line for a recall from the Rochester Americans this season.
Catenacci has five goals, 13 points and a minus 20-rating in 50 games this season. The 2011 third-round pick compiled 43 goals, 89 points and 170 penalty minutes and a minus-50 rating in 246 games with the Amerks since 2013.