BUFFALO NY - OCTOBER 22: Brian Elliot #30 of the Ottawa Senators moves into position as Paul Gaustad #28 of the carries the puck to the net during their NHL game at HSBC Arena October 22 2010 in Buffalo New York. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
(SB Nation, Travis Hughes) - The Nashville Predators added another forward on 2012 NHL Trade Deadline day, acquiring Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick from the Buffalo Sabres. According to TSN, a first-round pick is heading back to the Sabres.
It was reported earlier in the day that Sabres general manager Darcy Regier had asked for a first-round pick for Gaustad, who's played in Buffalo since breaking into the league as a regular in 2000. It seemed like a big price tag, but Gaustad immediately brings the Predators an extra weapon at forward. He's versatile in that he can play any forward position, and winning faceoffs is perhaps his biggest asset. He's also a power play contributor.
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