Sabres Add Blue Jackets’ Robinson

The Buffalo Sabres traded for Columbus Blue Jackets forward Eric Robinson on Wednesday. AP file photo

BUFFALO (AP) — The slumping Buffalo Sabres made a minor shake up to their lineup by acquiring fourth-line forward Eric Robinson in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

The Blue Jackets acquired a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2025 draft in exchange for a seventh-year player having difficulty landing a regular role in their lineup this season. Robinson had just one goal in only seven games a year after scoring a career-high 12 times.

The move for Buffalo comes as the under-performing team has lost four straight and won consecutive outings just once this season. Robinson has the potential of adding experience in checking-line and penalty-killing roles, while filling in for Zemgus Girgensons, who is expected to miss another week with a lower-body injury.

An undrafted player out of Princeton, Robinson has 38 goals and 82 points in 266 career games with Columbus.


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