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Derek Roy “could be down to his final days” with Sabres, says Buffalo newspaper

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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Derek Roy #9 of the Buffalo Sabres handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on December 17, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Derek Roy had arguably his best game of the season Sunday in Buffalo’s 6-2 win over the Penguins. The diminutive center scored twice, added an assist, and was named first star.

But one good game won’t be enough to stop the trade rumors. With just a year remaining on his contract ($4 million cap hit) and the Sabres needing to make changes, the Buffalo News reports that Roy “could be down to his final days” with the team that drafted him in 2001.

One team that’s been thrown around as a possible destination is Chicago. The Blackhawks acquired Brendan Morrison from Calgary a few weeks ago as a potential second-line center, but that move hasn’t paid dividends yet. In fact, Morrison’s been a healthy scratch the last four games.

According to the Buffalo News, the Sabres haven’t said anything to Roy about possibly being moved.

“Right now, this is my team,” Roy said. “I’m not a GM. I have no idea what they’re going to do. All I can do is play for my team, play for my linemates, go out every night like it was my first year and play as hard as I can every game.”

Roy doesn’t have a no-trade clause, according to