'Leighton, 25 (5/19/81), played 40 games with Rochester of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2005-2006. He posted a record of 15-22-1, with a 3.21 goals-against-average (GAA) and .887 save percentage (SV%).'
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'Biron accepted the NHL team's qualifying offer to help expedite a requested trade.'
'“It still stings,” Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell said. “I still think we were the better team. We didn’t make excuses all season, but what other team lost five players in 11 days?”'
'Biron becomes Buffalo's only goaltender under contract and will be paid $2.1 million this season. The question is whether he will earn that money in Buffalo.'
'Arniel spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres. That, certainly, was outstanding training for his aspiration of someday becoming an NHL head coach. But Winnipeg is Arniel's second home and he longed for a return. He played for the Jets of the NHL and played, served as a captain and eventually worked as an assistant for the Moose. When Alain Vigneault was promoted to Vancouver earlier in the off-season, Arniel's opportunity had ripened to perfection.'
'Restricted free agent goaltender Martin Biron accepted a one-year qualifying from the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.'
‘The longest-tenured member of the team at eight seasons, Biron has a career record of 122-111-25 with a 2.49 GAA.’
'Biron officially asked for a trade after the season, hoping to become a starter on another club. The 28-year-old finished last season with a 2.89 goals-against average and a 21-8 record, including a 13-game winning streak from Nov. 15 to Dec. 17.'
'The agent also said he is not in direct contact with other teams regarding a trade, and that Biron would again play the role of Ryan Miller's back-up if necessary.'
Biron, the 6-3, 163-pound native of Lac St. Charles, Quebec appeared in 35 games last season for Buffalo.