Yeah except he's another older player with a history of injuries and very little upside. If he doesn't work out you might be able to get a late round pick.
In response to CoffeeCake:
Clearing out Fayne takes one potential UFA off the books. He's kind of middle of the pack. He's not as valuable as Greene or some of the younger players but he's not as useless as Volch and Sal. So in my mind he's expendable. As far as prospects we're not talking Reid Boucher, but we are stacked on D prospects, we can afford to move a future player with possible NHL potential to address contemporary concerns. Finally, a 3rd or 4th round pick doesn't always equal a Datsyuk or Zetterberg. If you move all three of those things it's possible you can get a Moulson or Vanek out of the deal which addresses the scoring issues and even possibly get a late round pick in a later draft year.
I think adding a Moulson or Vanek wouldn't work out well either way. I think the Ruutu trade was a message about where Lou wants to take this franchise. The Kovy deal blew up on us chemistry wise. Adding a scorer doesn't mean the teams scoring issues are solved. Besides, we're finally putting some pucks in the net, maybe this group has finally come together. Like I said, we're thin enough with picks and prospects. Let's build with what we have, and add system guys like Ruutu, maybe a Stastny this summer.