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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Dominik Hasek was traded by the Buffalo Sabres to the Detroit Red Wings late Saturday night for Vyacheslav Kozlov, a 2002 first-round draft choice and future considerations.

Sabres spokesman Michael Gilbert announced the trade just before 1:30 a.m. EDT Sunday, adding the team would have no further comment until later in the day.

The Sabres had until the end of Saturday to pick up Hasek's one-year, $9 million option, trade him or lose him to unrestricted free agency.

Gilbert said the deal was made before the midnight deadline on the contract option. It was not immediately known if the Sabres or Red Wings picked up Hasek's option or whether Detroit restructured the goalie's deal.

Hasek's agent Rich Winter declined to comment immediately, saying he was busy explaining the details to Hasek.