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Bandits swap Self to Knighthawks for Hill

The last shoe has dropped for the Bandits at the trading deadline.

Buffalo dealt defenseman Scott Self to the Rochester Knighthawks for forward Alex-Kedoh Hill. The transaction has not been announced by the two teams or the league as of this writing (7:45 p.m.), but Self confirmed the trade by phone while driving to a Rochester practice.

Self is a veteran defenseman who spent almost three full seasons as a Bandit after coming over from Minnesota. He saw plenty of playing time here, and it remains to be seen how that gap will be filled.

Hill is a promising young player, but has been on the Knighthawks' practice squad. He was a standout over the summer for Six Nations in Ontario, where he played for Bandits' assistant coach Rich Kilgour.

Meanwhile, Derek Hopcroft has been added to Buffalo's active roster. He was acquired from Colorado for a draft pick in the offseason.

Check out the News on line later tonight and in Thursday's editions for Self's thoughts on the deal.

--- Budd Bailey

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