BUFFALO, New York -- The Detroit Red Wings traded for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jason Woolley on Saturday morning, picking up the blueliner in return for future considerations.
Woolley had been placed on waivers by the Sabres as the first scapegoat of Buffalo's 3-10-3 start and ineffective power play. He comes to a Detroit team looking to build defensive depth after Jiri Fischer suffered a torn ACL that will keep him out for four to six months.
The Red Wings asked Woolley to accept a $125,000 pay decrease to come to Detroit as they look to control the league's second-highest payroll.
Wooley had three assists in fourteen games with the Sabres this season. He will be in Toronto for the Red Wings' matchup with the Maple Leafs tonight but will not play.