'"You always have mixed emotions about leaving a team like Buffalo and we had a great ride this year," Pyatt said. "But at this stage of my career, I think I needed a change of scenery. I'm just excited."'
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'Pyatt was a numbers casualty. His departure trims $1 million off the Sabres' payroll and gives a younger player such as Daniel Paille a chance to crack the lineup on a forward-laden roster.'
'At 6-foot-1-inches and 196-pounds, Paetsch picked up one assist in his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils on January 7, 2006. Paetsch made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Carolina.'
'Pyatt played in 41 games for Buffalo last season and scored six goals with six assists. In five seasons in the league, the last four with Buffalo and his first year with the Islanders, he has 42 goals and 56 assists in 308 games.'
'Roy, 23, played in his second season last year and in 70 games posted 18 goals and 28 assists. He also added five goals and 10 assists in 18 playoff games. He has spent both of his NHL seasons with Buffalo and has scored 27 goals and 38 assists in 119 games.'
'Financial terms were not disclosed, but Roy made $782,000 with Buffalo last season, while Paetsch spent the majority of the campaign with Rochester of the American Hockey League.'
'“It took some warming up to get used to the ones we have now,” Celestino said. “But at that time there was a lot of change in the air. There was a new building and a new owner. It seemed like a good fit. Maybe it’s because I’m a little older now and a little more sentimental, but I just don’t see these working.”'