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Nashville deals defenseman Andy Delmore to Buffalo

| Saturday, June 28, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators traded defenseman Andy Delmore to Buffalo on Friday for a third-round draft pick next year.

Delmore scored 18 goals and had 16 assists in 71 games last season. His 14 power-play goals led all NHL defensemen.

"Andy is an offensive defenseman who has been one of the most productive blue-liners in the NHL the past couple of seasons," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said.

Predators GM David Poile said: "We have made the decision that our defense is an area we need to rebuild."

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