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Sabres agree with Peters, deal Hejda's rights

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres made a pair of
moves Monday, agreeing to terms with left wing Andrew Peters on
a one-year contract and trading the rights to defenseman Jan
Hejda to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2007 seventh-round pick.

A second-round pick in 1998, Peters completed his second season
with the Sabres in 2005-06, recording a team-high 100 penalty
minutes in just 28 games. The 26-year-old tough guy scored two
goals and added 151 penalty minutes in 42 contests in 2003-04,
his rookie campaign.

Hejda, 28, was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 draft by
Buffalo. The 6-3, 209-pound Czech spent last season with
Mytishi Khimik of Russia, registering three goals and 13 assists
in 50 games.

A member of the Czech national team from 2003-06, Hejda helped
his country win the gold medal at the 2005 World Championship
and the silver earlier this year.