By John Vogl
For the second straight year, Buffalo and Minnesota have completed a big deal at the trade deadline.
The Sabres have sent Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Wild for undisclosed draft picks and Torrey Mitchell, according to a source. Moulson, a pending unrestricted free agent, was the Sabres' top name available.
According to a league source, the Sabres have one more trade awaiting NHL approval.
Minnesota acquired Jason Pominville from the Sabres last year. The Wild is also the front-runner to sign former Buffalo winger Thomas Vanek this offseason.
Acquired from the Islanders as part of the deal that sent Vanek to New York, Moulson had 11 goals and 29 points in 44 games with the Sabres. Moulson, who has scored at least 30 goals three times, also had six goals and nine points in 11 games with New York this year.
Mitchell, a 29-year-old forward, has played 383 games and has 35 goals and 90 points. He has one year left on his contract with a cap hit of $1.9 million and a salary of $2.5 million.
More to come.