Kotalik: Won’t miss him for 65 minutes, but we’ll miss him

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Color me confused about the move that sent Ales Kotalik to Edmonton for a second-round pick Wednesday.

Kotalik has been expendable for much of his career in Buffalo. Despite his size, he struggled to dig pucks out on the half-wall and was never the power forward his skill set teased us into thinking he might be.

But the Sabres are in a dogfight for a playoff spot. Every point will count down the stretch. And chances are a few shootout wins could tip the scales.

Kotalik, of course, has been lights out in shootouts this season, perfecting his top-shelf backhand.

Why hold a guy like that all this time, then dump him for a measly second-rounder just when you’ll need him most?

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