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Sabres re-sign Deslauriers: two years, $1.275 million

May 26, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to a two-year extension with RFA forward Nicolas Deslauriers, per CapGeek.

The deal is of the one-way variety and reportedly worth $1.275 million over two years, good for an average annual cap hit of $637,500. Deslauriers, 23, came over to Buffalo last season in a flip of prospects (the Sabres also got Hudson Fasching; Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and a pair of picks went to L.A) and proceeded to make his NHL debut with and appear in 17 games for the club, scoring once.

A former third-round pick of the Kings (84th overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Deslauriers is still looking to find his niche at the NHL level but did impress in the toughness department, mostly notably in this scrap against Isles defenseman Scott Mayfield:

  1. westinpat - May 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Not a bad deal. Hope he keeps improving on his game, he was pretty impressive when he joined the team.

    • bullwinkle88 - May 26, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      I wouldn’t say he was “pretty impressive”. In that fight he was, but other than that, I wasn’t impressed at all.

      Still, this is a proper deal for him. Considering that we gave up McNabb – a real prospect in this deal, I’m hoping Fasching is something special. Otherwise we got ripped.

  2. shutmdownd - May 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    good work guys, keep laying to groundwork for that number 1 pick next year with contracts like this one… hope the Islanders follow suit!

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