BUFFALO – Patrik Berglund, a Swedish hockey player who had been playing for the Buffalo Sabres this season, was placed on unconditional waivers on Wednesday in order to terminate Berglund’s contract.
Berglund still had another three years left on his contract, along with $3.85 million per year ($11,550,000 in total earnings.)
Prior to being in a Sabres uniform, Berglund was the 25th overall pick by the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
After spending his first three seasons playing for VIK Vasteras HK, an ice hockey team in his native Sweden, Berglund played for St. Louis from 2008 until 2017.
Berglund was picked up by Buffalo in a trade which also included Vladimir Sobotka, Tage Thompson, a 2019 first-round, and a 2021 second-round draft pick being sent to the Sabres in exchange for Ryan O’Reilly.
Berglund had received an indefinite suspension for failing to report to the team just four days before being waived.
In his brief tenure in a Sabres uniform, Berglund scored just two goals and two assists for a meager four points in 23 games played for Buffalo.
Berglund will become a free agent if he is unclaimed off of waivers.