Vanek remains a Sabre

Via: Olean Times Herald

'Vanek, who made $942,000 last year, receives $10 million for the upcoming season, including a $5 million signing bonus. The Austrian gets a $5 million salary in 2008-09 and a $3 million bonus. Each of the final five years pay him $6.4 million. The Sabres said they couldn't sign Vanek earlier because he refused to negotiate as he shopped himself throughout the league.'