Huge trade – Miller to the Blues

The first major trade domino has fallen.

Ryan Miller and Steve Ott have been traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round draft pick in 2016.

The Sabres scratched both Miller and team captain Ott ahead of Friday night’s home game against the San Jose Sharks. Neither player was on the ice for the team’s warm-up at the First Niagara Center.

The Sabres currently sit last in the NHL with a 17-34-8 record and are believed to be poised to move several veteran pieces in an effort to add future assets.

Both Miller and Ott will join the Blues in Phoenix and are expected to be available for Sunday’s game against the Coyotes.