Sabres claim Ellis
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have claimed LW Matt Ellis off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.
Ellis (8/31/1981, 6’, 207 lbs.) split last season between Detroit and Los Angeles, picking up eight points (3+5) in 54 games. He started the season with the Red Wings, but was claimed off waivers by the Kings on February 21/08. Ellis has eight points in 70 career NHL games.>> team release
My guess is Ellis is seen as a replacement up front for Paul Gaustad, who will miss a few weeks after injuring a thumb in a fight in preseason on Sunday. Even still, with the glut of talented youth up front, one would think the Sabres would be the last team looking to pull someone out of the bargain bin.