'Monetary terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed but it's believed that Warrener, who became a restricted free agent on July 1, earned a raise over the base salary of $950,000 he made last season.'
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'"Rhett has been an integral part of our team over the past three seasons," general manager Darcy Regier said. "His physical ability and his play against the opponents' top lines have been invaluable to our defensive corps."'
'Taylor, 29, appeared in 24 games with Buffalo during the past two seasons recording one goal, three assists and four points. Taylor spent most of the last season with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League where he scored 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points in 45 games.'
'He'll quite likely earn in the neighborhood of last year's salaries, $425,000 at the NHL level and $125,000 if he plays in the American Hockey League.'
'Terms of the deal were not disclosed but it's likely the 29-year-old center will make close to the $425,000 base salary he made last season.'
'"Doug has enjoyed a solid career at the University of Maine," Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said. "We are excited about his signing and look forward to him continuing to develop and contributing to our organization."'
'Defenseman Doug Janik signed with the Sabres yesterday, and he is projected to play with the Rochester Americans.'
'The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Doug Janik, a second-round pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, on Tuesday.'
'Regier is optimistic the Sabres can sign all of their restricted free agents before the start of the 2001-02 season. Peca remained unsigned all last season in a bitter contract dispute that ended last month with his trade to the New York Islanders. "I think things will get done," Regier said.'
For all the riches that came Dominik Hasek's way in 1997-98 — the gold, the trophies, the millions — those bobbles could not buy him this: Redemption. Priceless.