NHL trade news: Sabres acquire defenseman Colin Miller from Golden Knights

The Sabres are further solidifying their blue line.

Buffalo has acquired defenseman Colin Miller from the Golden Knights for a second-round pick in 2021 and fifth-round pick in 2022, Vegas announced Friday.

Miller scored three goals and added 26 assists in 65 games for Vegas last season. He also had 10 goals and 31 assists in his first year with the team and was key to the Golden Knights’ depth down the stretch in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

That resulted him him getting a four-year, $15.5 million with Vegas last offseason. Clearly though, the team didn’t like his production enough to have him play out the rest of his contract with the team.

As for the Sabres, they have been looking to make moves over the last few weeks as they have been looking around for a second-line center and a winger as well.

However, they could use the help on defense as they allowed the eighth-most goals (268) in the NHL last season.

Buffalo got off to a great start last year and even had a 10-game winning streak at one point, but it really struggled down the stretch and could use help just about everywhere on its roster.

The Sabres already signed winger Jeff Skinner to an eight-year, $72 million deal this offseason, and Miller just adds to the list of transactions this offseason.