Islanders acquire Vanek from Sabres


‘”I believe Matt will address our current needs and provide us with support, leadership, scoring,” Sabres general manager Darcy Regier told reporters. “With where our hockey club is, the first- and the second-round picks are important. Whether we use the picks to select players at the draft or whether we use them to continue to improve the hockey club as we go forward through this season has yet to be determined. But, that was the focus for this deal.”‘