BUFFALO – The Sabres will waive Matt Moulson at noon today for the purpose of an assignment, effectively ending the graying winger’s career here.
The Sabres announced the move in a one-sentence press release this morning. If Moulson, 34, clears, he will likely be assigned to the Rochester Americans. Moulson hasn’t played in the AHL since 2008-09.
Given Moulson’s in the fourth year of a five-year, $25 million contract, he will almost certainly pass through. Moulson has scored only 35 goals in 253 games since signing the deal.
The three-time 30-goal scorer has zero points and a minus-9 rating this season.
Moulson’s lack of speed has hurt him in recent seasons, and he has mostly skated sparingly on the fourth line this season when he’s not a healthy scratch.
The Sabres recently gave him another chance to play after sitting out, but they scratched him again for Saturday’s 5-1 loss in Pittsburgh.
The Sabres also recalled forward Evan Rodrigues this morning and sent center Kyle Criscuolo to the Amerks.