Maple Leafs ship Moore to Buffalo for 2nd round pick Staff

3/4/2009 7:07:07 PM

The housecleaning in Toronto continues.

Unable to come to terms on a new contract, the Toronto Maple Leafs have dealt centre Dominic Moore to the Buffalo Sabres for a second round draft pick in 2009 that the Sabres had acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.

Sabres general manager Darcy Regier told TSN Wednesday evening that the club was looking for Moore to help them this season, and that they'll leave the door open to the thought of re-signing him in the off-season.

Moore is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

The 28-year old Moore will be joining his fifth NHL club. The Sarnia, Ontario native joined the Maple Leafs just over one year ago when he was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

As Toronto's regular second line centre, Moore is enjoying his best NHL season to date with 12 goals and 29 assists in 63 games for Toronto.

Moore was also traded at the 2007 NHL Trade deadline, from Pittsburgh to Minnesota.

The Leafs have been extremely busy on deadline day.  Earlier they sent Nik Antropov to the Rangers and claimed Martin Gerber off of waivers from the Ottawa Senators.