Christian Ehrhoff signed a 10-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres in 2011, but the new regime has asked the defenseman to supply his no-trade list ahead of the looming NHL trade deadline. He doesn’t have a full no-trade or no-movement clause. Instead, Ehrhoff can list eight teams that he would not be willing to accept a trade to.
This news comes from John Vogal of The Buffalo News. He writes:
The Sabres have asked Christian Ehrhoff to supply a list of eight teams to which he will not accept a trade. He’s not surprised they did. Ehrhoff, who is in the third year of a 10-year contract with Buffalo, has a modified no-trade clause but can be moved to the 21 teams he did not list.
The defenseman seemingly took the request in stride. Speaking to the media and quoted by Vogal, Ehrhoff had this to say:
They obviously want to be prepared come trade deadline. We’ll see where it will take us. It hasn’t been what everybody expected. We’re in 30th place, and they’ve got to be prepared. It’s part of the business. I’ll keep on focusing on hockey and focus on the game tonight.
Buffalo is certainly one of the teams worth keeping an eye on heading into the deadline. They have a number of assets that they could move in their full-on rebuilding effort.