Sabres looking to make a trade?

The Buffalo Sabres are among the teams trying to make a trade to help push their way up the standings after starting the season 3-5-1.

The Sabres, currently sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference, haven’t had trouble scoring, but they rank 28th in the NHL in goals-against per game, averaging 3.67.

Sabres GM Darcy Regier is looking to acquire help at both ends of the ice.

It’s believed Regier is in the market for a gritty, defensive-minded forward, who can play on the club’s second or third line, and a shutdown defenseman.

Scouts from 18 different teams took in Buffalo’s 4-3 home loss to the Panthers yesterday, and while several clubs were keeping an eye on Florida, many were there to scout the Sabres.