Jhonas Enroth is a now member of the Dallas Stars.
The Buffalo Sabres acquired goaltender Anders Lindback and a conditional 2016 third-round draft pick from Dallas in exchange for their No. 1 goalie.
Enroth’s contract, which carries a salary cap hit of $1.25 million, expires on July 1, at which point the goaltender will become an unrestricted free agent.
If he wins four playoff games for the Stars, the Sabres’ third-rounder in the deal will be upgraded to a second-round pick.
The Stars, who sit three points out of a wild card berth in the Western Conference, have struggled between the pipes this season.
Veteran Kari Lehtonen (23-12-8) has a .906 save percentage and 2.94 goals-against average, while backups Lindback (2-8-0, .875 save percentage) and Jussi Rynnas (0-10, .841 save percentage) have provided little to no support.
Enroth has carried the bulk of the load behind the porous defence of last-place Buffalo, posting a 13-21-2 record with one shutout and a .903 save percentage.
The Sabres already traded away their No. 1 defenceman as part of Wednesday’s Evander Kane blockbuster deal, positioning them well to maintain their last-place status in the league.
If the Sabres finish the season in 30th place, they will have a 20 per cent chance of winning the 2015 NHL Draft lottery.