The Sabres are cutting ties with Patrik Berglund, days after suspending the forward indefinitely because of failure to report to the team.
Buffalo announced Wednesday it had placed Berglund on waivers with the intent to terminate his contract, adding that the team would have no further comment on the matter.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that forward Patrik Berglund has been placed on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his contract. There will be no further information or comment at this time.
— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) December 19, 2018
Berglund had missed two games last week with what was initially described as an illness, the Buffalo News reported,Saturday.
Berglund, in his first season with the Sabres, had two goals and two assists and was minus-5 in 23 games. He was acquired in July in a blockbuster trade that sent center Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues. Along with Berglund, the Sabres received forwards Vladimir Sobotka and Tage Thompson and two high draft picks from St. Louis.
The 30-year-old Swede, a three-time 20-goal scorer with the Blues, was expected to provide offensive punch but has contributed little to the Sabres’ revitalization this season.
Berglund is in the second season of a five-year contract with a $3.85 million AAV.