Here are few more tidbits about Brad Boyes, the new Sabres forward acquired from St. Louis late Sunday night in exchange for a second-round draft pick:
*The native of Mississauga, Ont., was a first-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2000, selected 24th overall.
*He played junior hockey in Erie, Pa., and he's still close with his billets -- who live in Lackawanna.
*He has 16 points in his last 17 games, recording 14 assists and adding two goals.
*Boyes was made expendable by the flurry of moves made by St. Louis. Earlier this month, they traded captain Eric Brewer and defenseman Erik Johnson. The latter brought them forward Chris Stewart.
"When we got a call on Brad, I looked at our roster today and also looked at it moving forward," General Manager Doug Armstrong told Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "With the addition of Stewart and knowing (David) Perron is coming back at some point (from a concussion), it was necessary to make the move now while it was available.
"You just have to manage your assets. With Stewart, Perron and T.J. Oshie (on the right side), we had to create space. We had too many right wingers."
*Boyes, who played Sunday night for the Blues against Calgary, is plus-11. He's been a fixture on the power play this season but has not killed penalties.
*He led the Blues with five shootout goals on eight attempts.