‘The 29-year-old was originally signed by the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent in 2002.’
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‘A gritty fourth-line player, Ellis rejoins the team for a third season after setting career-highs with 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) and 72 games played last year. The signing was announced by the team as Ellis celebrated his 29th birthday on Tuesday.’
‘Ellis (8/31/1981, 6’, 212 lbs.) spent last season in Buffalo where he set career highs in games played (72), points (13) and assists (10). Ellis, who turns 29 today, now has 33 points (13+20) in 187 career NHL games with Buffalo, Los Angeles and Detroit.’
“If you would’ve told me at the beginning of the summer that I wouldn’t be playing for the Sabres next year, I would’ve been really shocked,” Kennedy said. “But (New York is close) to home. I’m still in the conference. It’s far enough where I’m away from (Buffalo), but it’s close enough where my family and friends could still come and see me whenever they want to.”
Blueshirts sign ex-Sabre Tim Kennedy (Bergen Record)
Shunted aside by Sabres, Kennedy signs with Rangers (The Sports Network)
Kennedy and Rangers agree to terms (NewYorkRangers.com)
‘Buffalo has less depth, one fewer young player with potential and is paying for someone no longer on the roster. It’s costing the Sabres $333,333 to buy out his contract. They could have paid him the extra $200,000, kept him and waived him after the season or traded him during the year and received something back in return.’
“Beer leagues I’ve gotten the best offer from,” the free agent defenseman joked earlier this week after he skated with some other local players at the Amherst Center.
Two years ago, the Sabres claimed Matt Ellis on waivers during the preseason. Eventually, Ellis carved out a fourth-line role. Last August, they inked Cody McCormick, and then recalled him during the postseason. McCormick signed a one-way deal in July.
Sabres sign left wing expected for Pirates (Portland Press Herald)
“My timeline is just to make sure I’m doing everything I can to get back as soon as possible,” he said. “But it’s an injury I’m certainly not going to rush.”