Sabres start rebuilding after busy day of trades

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Tim Murray completed dismantling the aging core of Buffalo's roster with a flurry of moves made before the NHL's trade deadline.

Now he can focus his attention on rebuilding the league's worst team from scratch.

The process began Friday, when goalie Ryan Miller was traded to St. Louis. It continued Wednesday, when Murray completed three trades involving 10 players, four draft picks, and claimed forward Cory Conacher off waivers.

Murray called it "a good day," that lays the foundation for the future.

The trades came with Buffalo (18-35-8) in last place, and in a state of disarray after Pat LaFontaine resigned as president of hockey operations on Saturday.

For Murray, hired by LaFontaine in January, this was his chance to begin placing his stamp on the team.

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