The Minnesota Wild are trading defenceman Marco Scandella to the Buffalo Sabres.
The Wild will also send Jason Pominville to the Sabres for Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno. The Wild are believed to be sending a fourth-round pick to the Sabres, and a receiving a third-round pick back.
Scandella, 27, scored four goals and added nine assists in 71 games with the Wild this season while logging 18:20 of ice time per game. He is signed through 2019-20 at a $4 million cap hit.
He was drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 2008 NHL draft by the Wild.
Pominville returns to Buffalo after being traded to the Wild from the Sabres during the 2012-13 season. He scored 13 goals and added 34 assists in 78 games last season. He is signed for two more seasons at a cap hit of $5.6 million.
Heading to Minnesota, Ennis scored five goals and added eight assists in 51 games last season. The 27-year-old was selected 26th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft. He is also signed for two more seasons at a $4.6 million cap hit.
Foligno is an arbitration eligible restricted free agent this summer. He scored 13 goals and added 10 assists in 80 games this season. He also has great hair, which has to count for something.