The Buffalo Sabres are having one of the worst offensive seasons in NHL history and are desperate for somebody that can score. Or even that has the potential to score.
In an effort to help fix their anemic offense they decided to take a chance on Linus Omark, acquiring the talented winger from the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2014.
It's a low-risk, high-reward move, as Omark has a ton of skill and has consistently put up big numbers in Europe and the American Hockey League. He's just never seemed to fit in with the Oilers, appearing in just one game at the NHL level this season. He's spent most of this season playing for the Oilers' AHL team in Oklahoma City and has averaged a point per game (29 points in 29 games).
Originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Oilers in 2007, Omark scored eight goals and made 22 assists in 66 career NHL games over parts of three seasons.
He is perhaps best known for his exploits in the shootout, where he's done a lot of wild things, including this in his first career game.
And there is a lot more where that came from.