Trade grades: Sabres earn an 'A' in Skinner deal

Dynamic scoring winger Jeff Skinner is headed to Buffalo, with prospect Cliff Pu and a trio of picks headed back to Raleigh. Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire

The deal:

Buffalo Sabres get: LW Jeff Skinner

Carolina Hurricanes get: RW/C Cliff Pu, 2019 second-round pick, 2020 third-round pick, 2020 sixth-round pick

Buffalo Sabres: A