Sabres acquire Robin Lehner from Senators

Robin Lehner. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

The Ottawa Senators have moved a goaltender.

Robin Lehner is on his way to the Buffalo Sabres, along with forward David Legwand, in exchange for the 21st overall pick in the 2015 draft.

The Senators were flush with netminders, with Lehner, Craig Anderson, Andrew Hammond and Matt O’Connor all under contract. A first-round pick is a nice get for the Senators, who also shed $3 million owed to Legwand in 2015-16.

Lehner appeared in 25 games in 2014-15, missing a significant chunk of time with injury. He registered 3.02 goals-against average and .905 save percentage, which are marks well below his career averages.

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Once considered the Senators’ goaltender of the future, Lehner is just 23-years-old still has potential to round into a fine No. 1 NHL netminder.

Legwand totalled nine goals and 27 points in 80 games with the Senators this past season.

June 26, 2015 - 10:26 am ET
buf Buffalo Sabres
  • Robin Lehner
  • David Legwand
ott Ottawa Senators
  • 2015 first-round pick (21st overall)
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