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Isles deal Christian Ehrhoff to Sabres

Updated: June 30, 2011, 1:00 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow took his best shot, but failed to sign defenseman Christian Ehrhoff by his self-imposed 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline, and ended up trading the rights to the defenseman to the Buffalo Sabres for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft.

According to Newsday, the Islanders had broken off talks with the 28-year-old Ehrhoff, whose rights were acquired by New York from the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round pick.

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