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True reason why the Buffalo Sabres traded top prospect Matthew Savoie unveiled


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Samer Dagher
July 6, 2024  (9:13 PM)
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Former Buffalo Sabres prospect Matthew Savoie
Photo credit: The Hockey News

Secrets have been revealed about the recent trade that sent Matthew Savoie from the Buffalo Sabres to the Edmonton Oilers.

According to Buffalo insider Lance Lysowski, the Sabres were eager to trade Savoie, ultimately sending him to Edmonton for Ryan McLeod and Ty Tullio, due to his history of injuries, especially recurring shoulder problems.
"He has been injured a lot. He's had shoulder injuries and I wonder if he didn't get hurt last year after his one NHL game, if he maybe they don't trade him," Lysowski on why Sabres dealt Savoie @Sports1440

Savoie has the potential to become a fantastic player for the Oilers if he can stay healthy. He only played 3 minutes in the NHL for the Sabres last year before suffering a major injury. However, his junior stats in the WHL show he was one of the top players in the game.
In his 183 career WHL games, Savoie scored 103 goals and made 160 assists. He was also a top point producer in the playoffs. Imagine the damage he could do playing alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
Matthew Savoie's time in the WHL is over.

His career stats:

Regular Season
183 GP • 103 G • 160 A • 263 P

Playoffs
52 GP • 28 G • 41 A • 69 P

Patience will be needed from the Oilers and their fans to see how this trade pans out in the long run. But if Savoie can stay healthy, it could be a huge win for Oilers Nation.
Credit Sportskeeda:
Matthew Savoie's injury woes influence Sabres' trade decision to Oilers: Report
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