Sabres deal Stewart to Minnesota

St. Paul, MN ( - The Buffalo Sabres continued their wheeling and dealing up to Monday afternoon's trade deadline, sending forward Chris Stewart to Minnesota in exchange for second-round pick in 2017.

Stewart was in his first full season with Buffalo after being acquired by the Sabres last February in the trade that sent goaltender Ryan Miller to St. Louis.

The 27-year-old Toronto native has 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 61 games this season.

Stewart has 126 goals and 253 points in 443 games with Buffalo, St. Louis and Colorado. He was selected by the Avalanche with the 18th overall pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.