Habs trade defenceman Gorges to Sabres for second-round pick

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak celebrates with teammate Josh Gorges after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 4 NHL Eastern Conference semi-final hockey action Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Montreal. The Canadiens signed defenceman Gorges to a one-year contract on Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenceman Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2016 second-round pick.

Gorges, who rejected a deal that would have sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs, had a list of 15 teams he would not accept a trade to.

Buffalo was not on that list, and the Habs found a taker for the final four years of his contract at a cap hit of US$3.9 million.

Gorges, a native of Kelowna, B.C., had a goal and 13 assists last season.

Organizations: Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs

Geographic location: MONTREAL, Kelowna

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