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It appears to be official that 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall really is on the move again. Per reports, the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to trade Hall and Curtis Lazar to the Boston Bruins for Anders Bjork and a 2021 second-round pick.
Hall waived his no-trade clause to help get the deal moving.
Hall was NHL MVP with the New Jersey Devils, but that seems like ancient history. This is the second time he’s been traded in two years. The first came in a deal between the Devils and Arizona Coyotes during the 2019-20 season.
Hall, 29, signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Sabres prior to the season, but has had a miserable year thus far. Same goes for the Sabres, who suffered through an 18-game winless streak, the longest in the salary-cap era, before canning ex-coach Ralph Krueger in March.
Meanwhile, the Bruins are currently in the fourth spot in the East Division and are likely banking on Hall to boost their veteran core.
“Prior to the Hall deal, the Bruins acquired defenseman Mike Reilly from the Ottawa Senators for a third-round pick,” ESPN reminded.