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Sabres stay busy, ink Meszaros to one-year deal

Jul 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

The Buffalo Sabres continued to add veterans on the opening day of free agency, agreeing to a one-year deal with ex-Bruins rearguard Andrej Meszaros.

Meszaros, 28, split last year between the Flyers and Bruins, combining for seven goals and 22 points in 52 games. A routine healthy scratch under Craig Berube in Philly, Meszaros was more of a fit in Boston…even though he only played in four of the club’s 12 postseason games.

A good offensive defenseman — he scored a career-high 39 points in his rookie campaign and finished seventh in Calder voting — Meszaros struggles on the defensive side of things and hasn’t played more than 62 games in a single season since 2010-11. It’s safe to assume part of his relatively large salary (it’s essentially the same deal Christian Ehrhoff signed in Pittsburgh) was to get Buffalo to the cap floor.


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  1. pepper2011 - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Scott Gomez’ agent is calling frantically Calling Buffalo.

  2. 19to77 - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Cap floor move. Obligatory money-wasting, nothing more.

    • WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      Then why buyout Lenio?

      • tarotsujimoto74 - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:36 PM

        Leino’s contract extends beyond this next season…and would probably score less goals than this guy.

  3. President Charles Logan - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    this guy sucks

    • President Charles Logan - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      injury prone and lazy … he sucks … first bad move buffalo made today

      • flyerspsu - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM

        its a 1 yr deal, cant really say its a bad move, I have seen a lot worse today

      • flyerspsu - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM

        plus it was also to get to the cap floor

      • 3linepass - Jul 2, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        when the goal is to finish in the McDavid sweepstakes with a high(er) percentage at the first pick…..I’d say this move is brilliant.

  4. bradkaz96 - Jul 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Genius move. If he stays healthy Murray can peddle him at the deadline and get that pick back from the Gorges deal.

    • drewsylvania - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:44 PM

      Really? Meszaros can’t even find the defensive zone, let alone play it.

  5. titansbro - Jul 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    I know it’s 1 year, but $4M? This guy was a healthy scratch half the time for the Bruins. I think they could’ve found someone better to waste $4M on. MIght as well have signed me.

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