'Forward Jiri Novotny, the Buffalo Sabres first-round pick in last year's draft signed a multiyear contract with the club Wednesday.'
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'Novotny, 19, was the 22nd overall pick in last year's draft, when he was rated 11th among European players available. The 6-4, 194-pounder from the Czech Republic finished second on his team in scoring at the 2001 Under-18 World Championships.'
'"I've been pretty patient and I'll continue to be, but at the same time I want to move forward in my career. I've got to look at the situation and put my best foot forward and see what happens."'
'The Sabres and Adelphia Communications reached agreement on a five-year broadcast contract Tuesday, keeping the team on the Empire Sports Network and WNSA-FM. Financial details were not disclosed.'
'Sabres personnel director Don Luce said Gaustad will be better off spending a year or two in Rochester, the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate. "It's always possible for someone (like Gaustad) to make it, but is it the best thing for the player? Probably not," Luce said Monday from Buffalo.'