'The Sabres waited until Tuesday's afternoon deadline to make the decision.'
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'Dumont's arbitration hearing was heard on Monday, July 31 and he was awarded a one-year, $2.9 million contract two days later. The Sabres had the option to agree to the contract or allow Dumont to become a free agent.'
'His price was considered too steep for the cost-conscious Sabres, who have yet to re-sign starting netminder Ryan Miller and defenceman Dmitri Kalinin as they approach the $44 million salary cap.'
'The third overall pick of the New York Islanders in 1996, Dumont collected 20 goals and 20 assists in 54 regular-season games in 2005-06, his fifth campaign with the club and seventh in the league. He added seven tallies and seven assists in 18 playoff contests.'
'The 28-year old forward scored 20 goals and 20 assists in 54 regular season games last season.'
‘The Buffalo Sabres rejected forward J.P. Dumont’s one-year, $2.9 million salary arbitration award on Tuesday, allowing the seven-year veteran to become an unrestricted free agent.’
The Buffalo Sabres have decided to walk away from J.P Dumonts Arbitration award. Dumont was awarded 2.9 million for one year. With the sabres payroll just above 41 million is was a wise choice. Now Buffalo is left to sign two sabres and they’re done with the signings. Goaltender Ryan Miller and defensman Dimitri Kalinin.
‘Effective immediately, Dumont becomes an unrestricted free agent able to sign with any NHL team.’
'With the clock ticking, speculation is rampant as to what Regier will do. Factoring in Dumont's award, the Sabres payroll presently sits at just over $41 million, which is considered already much higher than the team ownership is willing to pay.'