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Sabres acquire sniper Brad Boyes

Updated: February 28, 2011, 6:13 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The Buffalo Sabres have made a bold move in advance of the NHL trade deadline, acquiring sniper Brad Boyes from the St. Louis Blues for a second-round pick in 2011.

Boyes has one more year left on his contract at $4 million.

Boyes is a former 40-goal scorer for the Blues whose production has slipped in recent years but who could provide the offensive impetus that the Sabres need to jump into the playoff bracket in the NHL's Eastern Conference.

Boyes, originally ...

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