Golden Knights trade defenseman Colin Miller to Sabres

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller (6) skates around Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. A person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have acquired Miller from the Golden Knights for a pair of draft picks. The Golden Knights acquired a second-round pick in the 2021 draft and a 2022 fifth-round selection. The person spoke Friday, June 28, on the condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Vegas Golden Knights freed up more salary-cap space by trading defenseman Colin Miller to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Golden Knights acquired a second-round pick in the 2021 draft and a 2022 fifth-round selection in the trade announced Friday. The second-round pick is the one Buffalo landed in trading Ryan O'Reilly to St. Louis a year ago.

It's the second trade in two days for Vegas, which continues to shed payroll in a bid to get under the $81.5 million salary cap. Miller completed the first year of a four-year $15.5 million contract he signed last summer. On Thursday, the Golden Knights traded forward Erik Haula to Carolina.

The 26-year-old Miller has four seasons of NHL experience and had three goals and 26 assists for 29 points in 65 games last season. That was a drop-off from the previous year when he led Golden Knights defensemen with a career-best 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists).

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