Patrik Berglund speaks out about his time in Buffalo

The former Sabres forward spoke about his departure with a Swedish newspaper

Brayton Wilson
January 18, 2019 - 11:41 pm

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For the first time since his contract was terminated by the Buffalo Sabres on December 20, Patrik Berglund spoke about his fallout with the organization.

In an interview with a local newspaper in his hometown of Västerås, Sweden, Berglund expressed his feelings about his time with the Sabres, saying that "money doesn't make you happy". Swedish Hockey League reporter Uffe Bodin was able to translate some of the quotes from Berglund in a series of tweets:

Although Berglund said he was unhappy during his time with the Sabres, he made it clear that he has no ill feelings towards general manager Jason Botterill or anyone in the Sabres organization.

The 30-year-old said that he is at peace with the decision that he made, and that he will not play again in the 2018-19 season. Berglund also said that his future in hockey remains up in the air.

The Sabres acquired Berglund this past summer from the St. Louis Blues as part of the Ryan O'Reilly trade on July 1. However, his season never got going with the Sabres as he started the year with just two goals and and two assists in 23 games played.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported back in December that when Berglund was traded on July 1, his full No Trade Clause had expired and his limited No Trade list was not updated before the trade was finalized. Friedman also added that it had been difficult for Berglund to adjust to the whole situation in Buffalo since the trade.

Berglund spent the first 10 years of his NHL career with the Blues, scoring 168 goals and registering 322 points in 694 games. He was a first round pick (25th overall) of the Blues back in the 2006 NHL Draft.

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