Via: Sabres.com

”It came down to an evaluation of what we were looking at from a budget standpoint, what our needs are, where we have a surplus – which is up front among the forwards – and looking at our defense – at least the lose of (Alexei) Zhitnik – I think when you put those things together, we just felt from a value standpoint, we wanted to move in a different direction,” said Regier.