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Monday, July 10, 2006
Sabres agree with Peters, deal Hejda's rights


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres made a pair of moves Monday, agreeing to terms with left wing Andrew Peters on a one-year contract and trading the rights to defenseman Jan Hejda to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2007 seventh-round pick.

A second-round pick in 1998, Peters completed his second season with the Sabres in 2005-06, recording a team-high 100 penalty minutes in just 28 games. The 26-year-old tough guy scored two goals and added 151 penalty minutes in 42 contests in 2003-04, his rookie campaign.

Hejda, 28, was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 draft by Buffalo. The 6-3, 209-pound Czech spent last season with Mytishi Khimik of Russia, registering three goals and 13 assists in 50 games.

A member of the Czech national team from 2003-06, Hejda helped his country win the gold medal at the 2005 World Championship and the silver earlier this year.