As Monday's NHL trade deadline approached, the Buffalo Sabres agreed on a trade that sends former New Jersey Devil Taylor Hall to the Boston Bruins.
TSN first reported the full trade agreement Sunday night.
Hall waived his no-movement clause to make the trade possible. According to TSN, Buffalo will retain 50% of Hall’s salary. Boston will also receive Curtis Lazar while sending Anders Bjork and a 2021 second round pick to Buffalo.
Hall, the former New Jersey Devil won the Hart trophy in 2018, but has since been traded twice in two years. After being traded to the Coyotes by the Devils in the 2019-2020 season, Hall signed a one-year deal with the Sabres in free agency.
Taylor Hall and Bruins Struggled Together
Buffalo's season has been disappointing to this point. The Sabres had a 18-game losing streak, and fired coach Ralph Krueger in March.
Hall’s season has not gone any better. He has scored two goals in 37 games, his .51 points per game is his career worst, and he has a minus 21 rating which is currently ranked fourth worst in the league.
Hall has played in 14 playoff games in his career, and is heading to a Bruins team that is looking to make a playoff push. The Bruins are holding onto the fourth playoff position in the East Division.