BUFFALO – The Sabres have made their first trade of the day, sending 23-year-old defenseman Brayden McNabb and two second-round picks to the Los Angeles Kings for 18-year-old wing prospect Hudson Fasching and 23-year-old AHL winger Nicolas Deslauriers.
Fasching, the 118th overall pick in June, has 12 goals and 27 goals in 31 games as a freshman at the University of Minnesota. The American’s 6-foot-2 and 207 pounds.
Deslauriers, the 84th overall pick in 2009, has 18 goals and 39 points in 60 games with Manchester this season. He’s 6-feet and 230 pounds.
McNabb had one goal and eight points in 37 games over parts of two seasons with the Sabres. He played 12 games earlier this year. The Sabres selected him 66th overall in 2009. He had seven goals and 29 points in 38 AHL games with Rochester this season.
Update: The Sabres also sent forward Jonathan Parker to the Kings. That’s them getting rid of a contract. The second-round picks – 2014 and 2015 – came from Los Angeles in last year’s Robyn Regehr trade.