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Mike Weber is heading to Washington

I was getting dubious as to whether the Capitals would do anything to their team at this point in the season. As always, they’re keeping everyone guessing. Until now.

The Sabres have traded Mike Weber to Washington in return for a 3rd round 2017 NHL entry draft pick. Weber had one goal and four assists in 35 games with the Sabres this season. Weber spent his entire eight-year career with the Sabres. In 341 games the former second rounder has nine goals and 44 points.

Buffalo will retain 50 percent of Weber’s remaining contract. He’s getting paid $1.66 million this season.

It’s just been announced on the Washington Capitals website and here’s what Brian McLellan had to say on the trade.

We are pleased to welcome Mike to the organization. Mike is a stay-at-home defenseman who plays a physical game and is respected by his teammates. We felt it was important to add depth to our blue-line by adding another quality veteran defenseman.

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