'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that restricted free agent goaltender Martin Biron has accepted a one-year qualifying offer from the club.'
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'Biron is the second-longest tenured Sabre, behind only defenseman Jay McKee, and has appeared in 246 games for the franchise. He has a record of 101-103-25 and ranks second in club history with a 2.44 goals-against average. His 17 shutouts also trail only Dominik Hasek on the Sabres' all-time list.'
'The signings leave 9 Sabres who have yet to accept their qualifying offers before a league-imposed deadline Monday. Buffalo will retain the rights to players that decline their offers.'
'With several teams seeking his services on the free agent market, Numminen talked about why he chose the Sabres. "From day one, Buffalo was really agressive and excited about me coming here. It felt like the right fit from the start."'
'Financial terms were not disclosed, but Biron made $2.2 million in 2003-04.'
"A fifth-round draft pick of the Sabres in 1999, Miller has played in 18 career games with Buffalo, posting a record of 6-11-1 with one shutout.'
‘The signings leave 10 Sabres who have yet to accept their qualifying offers before a league-imposed deadline Monday. Buffalo will retain the rights to players that decline their offers.’
‘Coming off a historic season in the minor leagues, Miller on Friday accepted a one-year qualifying offer from the Buffalo Sabres. A fifth-round pick of the Sabres in 1999, Miller led the American Hockey League with 41 wins in 2004-05, becoming the first AHL goaltender to reach the 40-win plateau since Hall of Famer Gerry Cheevers in 1964-65.’
‘Ryan Miller and Brian Campbell have accepted their one year qualifying offers from the Sabres.’
'He believes the mass personnel, schedule and rule changes make it nearly impossible to speculate on the upcoming season.'