‘Roy is projected to receive a considerable raise from the $627,000 he made last season, his third in the NHL. The third-line center scored career-highs with 21 goals and 63 points in 75 games last year. Roy benefited from playing alongside high-scoring wingers Thomas Vanek and Maxim Afinogenov.’
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'Ryan, a career minor leaguer, was an unrestricted free agent after making his NHL debut last season, posting three goals and two assists in 19 games with Buffalo. Ryan will have a shot to become a Sabres regular following the departures of Drury and Briere.'
'"Andrew has been the consummate team player over the past few seasons," Regier said. "He has committed himself to improving his conditioning and skills to further his development and add to his contributions to the team."'
'Thibault appeared in 22 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, posting a record of 7-8-2 with a 2.83 goals-against average. The 32-year old netminder has an overall career record of 235-234-68-5 and a 2.74 GAA in 15 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, Chicago Blackhawks and Penguins.'
'Well-traveled goaltender Jocelyn Thibault has signed a one-year deal with Buffalo, while forwards Andrew Peters and Michael Ryan have re-signed with the team to two- and one-year deals, respectively.'
‘As expected Derek Roy has elected for salary arbitration – so did defenseman Nathan Paetsch. Roy was the sabres fifth leading scorer this past season.’
'The Buffalo Sabres will hold a rookie conditioning camp from July 6-11 at HSBC Arena and the Pepsi Center in Amherst. The players will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts. The goals of the camp are to give the prospective players the fundamental ideas of the Sabres playing system and the conditioning programs of an NHL player.'
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms with forwards Andrew Peters (two-year deal), Michael Ryan (one-year deal) and Unrestricted Free Agent goaltender Jocelyn Thibault (one-year deal) earlier today.
‘“I know a lot of guys go up to Teppo and ask him what he thinks in different situations,” Campbell said. “He’s such an easy-going guy you can approach. It’s nice we have one of our three captains coming back. It’s going to be a little different in the room, but it’s nice to have him back.”’
'So hang up that telephone. Hang that jersey back in the closet. All is not lost, even though the Sabres have lost three key performers and could lose more. The Sabres have talented players in their system, players that could develop into key contributors like their predecessors have.'