BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 18, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has terminated the contract of forward Linus Omark.
Omark, acquired by Buffalo from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick on Dec. 19, recorded two assists through 13 games played with the Sabres.
- The Oilers earned their first win in Buffalo since March 4, 2002.
- The Sabres registered 44 shots on goal tonight, their highest total since April 3, 2012 vs. Toronto (45).
- Drew Stafford scored his second career shorthanded goal and now has six points (4+2) in his last five games.
- With his goal, Stafford has now recorded eight points (6+2) in five career games against the Oilers.
- Steve Ott scored tonight and now has seven points (5+2) in his last eight games.
- With his assist on Ott’s goal, Cody Hodgson now has 11 points (6+5) in 12 games since returning from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for eight games.
- Tyler Myers left the game with a lower-body injury.
Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan
Sabres forward Steve Ott
Sabres forward Linus Omark
Sabres forward Drew Stafford
Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins
Oilers forward Matt Hendricks
Oilers forward David Perron
BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 19, 2013) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Linus Omark from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Omark (2/5/87, 5’10”, 187 lbs) joins the Sabres after spending the last three seasons in the Oilers organization, where he has played in 66 NHL games, tallying 30 points (8+22). In 2013-14, he has played in 29 games for Edmonton’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, and leads the team in scoring with 29 points (14+15). In addition to leading the Barons in scoring, he is currently tied for fourth-most points in the AHL.
Drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Omark signed a one-year contract with the club in August 2013.