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Kane traded to the Sharks

The Sabres acquire conditional first and fourth-round draft picks in 2019, and prospect Dan O'Regan

February 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Joe DiBiase reporting

The Buffalo Sabres have traded left winger Evander Kane to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional first round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, a conditional fourth round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and forward Dan O'Regan. Here are the conditions of the first round pick:

Sabres general manager Jason Botterill also added at his post-trade deadline press conference that the pick remains a 2019 first round pick if the Sharks win the Stanley Cup this season.

Botterill also said that the fourth round pick in 2019 can be held off until the 2020 NHL Draft, which then makes the pick a third round selection.

O'Regan, 24, and was a fifth round pick of the Sharks in the 2012 NHL Draft. He played with Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues at Boston University back in the 2014-15 season. He's played 19 games in the NHL this year with just four assists. In the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda, O'Regan has seven goals and 18 assists in 31 games. 

The Sabres traded for Kane just over three years ago, in a move Tim Murray hoped would accelerate the Sabres' rebuild. Kane scored 68 goals and 118 points for the Sabres in 196 games. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. 

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