Moulson was reassigned to AHL Ontario on Tuesday.
Rather than sending Moulson to the Sabres' affiliate -- AHL Rochester -- he instead will go out on loan to AHL Ontario, which is tied to Los Angeles. General manager Jason Botterill stated the team "felt that with our young forwards in place in Rochester, we did not want to take away from their development and ice time by adding another veteran player at this time." If the winger is going to be traded to another club, the Kings would appear to have the inside track, although Buffalo would likely have to retain some of his $5 million cap hit.
Moulson was placed on waivers Monday for the purpose of reassignment, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
The move to send Moulson down to the minors could indicate Jacob Josefson (ankle) is nearing a return and could be back in the lineup against Colorado on Tuesday.The 34-year-old Moulson has played in a mere 14-games (sitting for another 13), so it doesn't come as a huge surprise he is headed down to the minors -- if he goes unclaimed.
Moulson will play Tuesday against Tampa Bay after sitting out as a healthy scratch, the Olean Times Herald reports.
Moulson last played on Nov. 14 against Pittsburgh, skating just 8:57 before sitting out for six straight games. Not much has changed for the Sabres, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and the second worst goal differential in the league. Moulson has yet to score this season and scored just 22 goals over the past two, so it's unlikely that he'll move the scales against Tampa. He'll skate on the right wing with Zemgus Girgensons, who is also struggling, and rookie Kyle Criscuolo.
Moulson received 12:29 of ice time and threw one shot on net in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal.
Moulson has yet to find the scoresheet this season after 11 games, which is surprising since he put up 32 points in 81 games last year. The 34-year-old has only shot the puck on net eight times this year, as well, despite averaging 1:32 of power-play time. Moulson is too talented to be held pointless for much longer, but it's clear his best days are behind him.
Moulson is likely to tag into Saturday's lineup versus the Islanders, who are playing host in the contest, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
The Swords are making some adjustments to their lineup amour, as Moulson's projected to tag in after missing Opening Night against the Habs. He produced 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) despite averaging only 11:36 of ice time last season, and you're likely to find him cheap in daily formats since he's a bottom-six filler who didn't get to play in that first game.