The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Dominik Kahun from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forwards Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary.
Has recorded 27 points through 50 games in his second NHL season after tying for seventh among NHL rookies with 37 points (13+24) in 82 games with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19. Led all Chicago forwards with a plus-10 rating.
Won three straight DEL championships (2015-16 to 2017-18) with Red Bull München before beginning his North American career with the Blackhawks.
His five points (2+3) in seven contests at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games helped Germany to a silver medal. Has also represented Germany at four IIHF World Championships (2016 to 2019) and three IIHF World Junior Championships (2013 to 2015).
The Sabres improved to 11-2-3 against the Red Wings since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, including a 4-1-3 record at home.
After going 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight, Buffalo has now killed 41 of 46 penalties (89.1%) against Detroit in the 13 meetings between the clubs dating back to March 20, 2017.
With his assist tonight, Jack Eichel became the 14th player ever to record 70 points in consecutive seasons at least once as a member of the Sabres. The last player to do so was Derek Roy in 2007-08 (81) and 2008-09 (70).
Sam Reinhart’s two points tonight (1+1) give him 16 points (9+7) in 16 games since the beginning of January. The team is 9-2-1 this season (.792) and 40-7-8 (.800) in Reinhart’s career when he records at least two points.
With his assist on Marcus Johansson’s goal, Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 76th career point, tying Rick Hampton for the third-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
Dahlin has totaled six points (1+5) in seven career games against Detroit.
Johansson recorded two points (1+1), marking his fourth multi-point game of the season.
Conor Sheary’s goal tonight gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Red Wings (1+2).
Curtis Lazar earned an assist on Sheary’s goal and now has three assists in three games against Detroit this season.