Trades are quiet so far with less than three hours to the deadline, but there have been a few goalie transactions. None involve the Sabres.
*Detroit has given netminder Jimmy Howard a two-year contract extension worth $2.25 million per year.
*Curtis McElhinney is off to this third team in a matter of weeks. Anaheim traded him to Tampa Bay, which put him on waivers over the weekend. The Ottawa Senators claimed him at noon.
*In a bit of a surprise, no one claimed former Sabres netminder Ty Conklin off waivers.