The Sharks have acquired coveted forward Evander Kane from the Sabres for a prospect and two conditional draft picks, according to multiple reports.
Kane, 26, has been a trade prospect for the Sabres all season as he's set to become a free agent this summer and Buffalo is sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with only 49 points.
In return for Kane, the Sabres get conditional first- and fourth-round draft picks in 2019 and '20, respectively, plus prospect Dan O'Reagan, according to The Athletic.
In his third season in Buffalo and ninth in the league, Kane had 20 goals (40 points) in 61 games, but a minus-14 plus/minus rating. He was a first-round pick, fourth overall, in 2009.
San Jose is looking to solidify its playoff chances by adding Kane's firepower, likely on a line with Logan Couture.
Although the Sharks currently are in second in the Pacific, they're just two points inside the division's top three and two inside the wild card spots.