Canadiens send Nathan Beaulieu to Sabres ahead of trade freeze
Deadline for deals prior to expansion draft was 3 p.m. ET Saturday
The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Beaulieu had 28 points (4-24) in 74 games last season.
He added one assist in five playoff games.
The 24-year-old Strathroy, Ont., native was drafted by the Canadiens in 2011 with the 17th overall pick.
In 225 career regular-season games, Beaulieu has 60 points (7-53) and 152 penalty minutes.