Sabres acquire forward Jordan Greenway from Wild for two picks

Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway (18) advances the puck during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

The Minnesota Wild have traded struggling power forward Jordan Greenway to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2023 second-round pick and a 2024 fifth-round pick, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The move allows the Wild to clear some cap space ahead of a crunch that is coming after the club bought out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter last year. 

Greenway, six-foot-six, is in the first year of a three-year, $9-million contract but has made a minimal impact this season, scoring only two goals and seven points in 45 games.

The 26-year-old had 10 goals and 27 points in 2021-22. 

The Wild are one of the few teams with cap space this season and have used it to help other teams facilitate trades — eating parts of Ryan O’Reilly and Dmitry Orlov’s salaries in exchange for draft picks. Minnesota remains in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Central Division along with the Dallas Stars, Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche.

March 3, 2023 - 2:18 pm ET
buf Buffalo Sabres
  • Jordan Greenway
min Minnesota Wild
  • 2023 Second round pick
  • 2024 Fifth round pick
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