The Sabres have acquired Hudson Fasching, left, and Nicolas Deslauriers from the L.A. Kings. (Getty Images)
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The Sabres’ first deal of trade-deadline day involves a player who is not on their roster.

Rochester defenseman Brayden McNabb, who has played 37 games with Buffalo over the last three seasons, and two second-round picks have been sent to Los Angeles for prospects Hudson Fasching and Nicholas Deslaurier, according to TSN.

The Sabres selected McNabb in the third round of the 2009 NHL draft, and the 6-foot-4, 207-pound defenseman has shown a physival presence in Buffalo and signs of offensive talent in Rochester. But the Sabres are stacked on defense with prospects Rasmus Ristolainen, Jake McCabe and Nikita Zadorov, and they need to balance that with offense.

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