'There's a price that comes with success, and Regier is preparing for the Sabres' relatively modest payroll of $29 million last season — about $10 million under the salary cap — to increase.'
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'For Regier, it will be a busy off-season. The Sabres have just three regulars — Chris Drury, Jochen Hecht and Thomas Vanek — under contract for next season.'
'The moves, announced Monday, were made last week prior to an NHL deadline Thursday when teams had to sign their 2004 prospects or lose their rights. The Sabres had previously signed their first-round pick from that draft, right wing Drew Stafford.'
'Hunter (left wing, 6 foot, 196 lbs.), Buffalo’s ninth-round selection (273rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, spent the past five seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The 21-year-old son of former NHLer Dale Hunter scored 369 points (95+ 274) in 315 games, including back-to-back seasons of 30+ goals and 100+ points. Hunter, a three-time OHL All-Star, also won a Memorial Cup championship with London in 2005.'
'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has signed forwards Dylan Hunter and Patrick Kaleta, along with defensemen Mike Card and Michael Funk to multi-year contracts.'