Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu has asked to be traded, reports TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie (Twitter link). He’s slated to be a healthy scratch tonight against Calgary, something that has been a recent occurrence as of late.
The 26-year-old is in his second season with Buffalo after being acquired from Montreal just before the protection lists for the Vegas Expansion Draft were due. At the time, the hope was that an opportunity for more ice time elsewhere would help him unlock the potential he had shown, allowing him to become a top-four defenseman. Unfortunately for Beaulieu and the Sabres, that hasn’t happened.
Last year, he dealt with a concussion and multiple illnesses while spending time as a healthy scratch.