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Sabres officially ink Jochen Hecht; one-year, $1 million

Jan 13, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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We told you recently about the Buffalo Sabres’ interest in bringing back veteran forward Jochen Hecht and today the team made it official.

The team announced they signed the German-born centerman to a one-year deal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie says the deal is worth $1 million with bonuses that could add another $250,000.

Hecht has dealt with injury problems last season and was limited to just 22 games. At 35 years-old he provides plenty of experience and familiarity with coach Lindy Ruff’s system as this will mark his 10th season with the team.

In the past he’s been a dependable two-way player for Buffalo, but the goals don’t come quite so often these days. He’s more than likely to continue in his role as a third or fourth line player.

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