Sabres Acquire McBain In Deal With Hurricanes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Jamie McBain and a second-round draft pick in a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.

In exchange, the Sabres dealt defenseman Andrej Sekera to Carolina in a move made at the NHL draft on Sunday.

Buffalo then used the Hurricanes' selection to pick forward JT Compher 35th overall. Compher is set to attend Michigan this fall.

McBain is a 2006 second-round draft pick, who proved inconsistent over three-plus seasons with the Hurricanes. He has 19 goals and 75 points in 206 career games.

Sekera had also struggled with consistency during his six-plus seasons in Buffalo, having failed to play to his offensive-minded reputation. Selected in the third round of the 2004 draft, he has 17 goals and 92 points in 339 career games.