Various sources tonight report the Buffalo Sabres have dealt center Derek Roy to the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Looks like Roy won’t be part of any deal with the Ducks for Bobby Ryan. No surprise he got dealt, as the Sabres were reportedly trying to move him since last summer. He’s the obvious replacement for center Mike Ribeiro, whom the Stars dealt to Washington during the entry draft. Ott should provide the Sabres with grit and has decent offensive skills, though his role is primarily as an agitating energy forward. Injuries limited Pardy to only 36 games last season, and will likely become a depth defenseman on the Sabres blueline.