Report: Sabres will wait on Chris Stewart trade until the price is right

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Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray knows what he wants in return for Chris Stewart, and is prepared to wait it out until another team is ready to pay the price.

Murray's asking price in any trade involving the power forward is believed to be a high-end prospect and a top draft pick, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.

Garrioch continues:

Murray is ready to deal Stewart - and as stated in the past (Stewart) probably wouldn't mind the move either - but not until the Sabres are able to get the right pieces for the future. That could change before the deadline (March 5), but Buffalo is holding the line. Part of the reason Stewart is valuable is there aren't many rugged wingers available this season

The Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings are all believed to have shown interest, but none have been willing to cede the assets required to obtain the winger.

Stewart has recorded five goals (including two in his past two games), four assists, 34 penalty minutes and 71 shots on goal in 35 games for the Sabres.

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Report: Sabres will wait on Chris Stewart trade until the price is right
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