Top Center Jean-Sebastien Dea Signed to a Two-Year Deal

The top center position was filled today for Rochester when the Buffalo Sabres signed Jean-Sebastien Dea to a two-year contract (one-way both seasons) that will pay him the league minimum $700k. That’s a big raise from the $200k he was earning in the minors last season. Dea is a top center in the American League …
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John Gilmour Signs with Buffalo, Top Six Defenseman in Rochester

The Buffalo Sabres have made it official that they signed defenseman John Gilmour to a one-year one-way contract today for $700k. This is a move that may make some Sabres first fans say who and why? He’ll provide some incredible depth as an offensive threat on the Amerks blue line joining Zach Redmond as a …
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Curtis Lazar Signed by Buffalo, Expected Top Forward for Amerks

The news leaked out late Saturday (and confirmed late Sunday) that Curtis Lazar would be signing a one-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres and with the official start of free agency at noon the news was confirmed. Lazar has signed a one-way contract for league minimum $700k for one year. He can play the center …
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Foundations are Set in Rochester for Another Strong Season

There was a time when years in Rochester were calculated between appearances in the Calder Cup finals but now we’re counting years since winning a first round playoff series. The franchise has now gone through 14 seasons without advancing beyond the first round with seven of those seasons missing the playoffs completely. Over the course …
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Sabres Extend Qualifying Offers to Seven of Eleven Players

The Buffalo Sabres extended qualifying offers to six restricted free agents prior to the 5pm deadline today and the list is almost what was expected. Players receiving qualifying offers were Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues, Jake McCabe, Linus Ullmark, CJ Smith, and Remi Elie. Last week Jason Botterill had stated that offers would be …
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