Sabres' Biron traded to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers traded for long-time Buffalo Sabres goaltender Martin Biron, the NHL teams announced Tuesday.

The Flyers gave up a second-round pick in the 2007 NHL draft in exchange for Biron.


Biron, 29, has been with the Sabers organization since Buffalo selected him in the first round of the 1995 draft. He played in 300 games and posted a 134-115-25 record with a 2.53 goals against average.

He was the Sabres starting goaltender from 2001-04 until Ryan Miller took over. Biron has played in 54 games since the start of the 2005-06 season.

"This is an opportunity for us to acquire a goaltender that we really like," said Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren. "Biron will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He would have been on our shopping list this summer. Trading for him gives us a chance to get a little more familiar with him and he can get a little more familiar with our team and hopefully see a positive direction and stay here."

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