The Buffalo Sabres have been one of the busiest teams during the first day of free agency in the NHL. Then again, when you have to spend $20 million to get to the salary cap floor, you are bound to be one of the busier teams in the league.
After acquiring Matt Moulson, Brian Gionta and Cody McCormick via free agent deals and trading for defenseman Josh Gorges from Montreal, the Sabres continued to add to the roster in the former of another veteran player to come in and lead one of the youngest teams in the league.
The Sabres have signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros for one season at just over $4 million. The move officially puts the Sabres over the $51 million salary cap floor. It’s unclear if this signals the end of Sabres general manager Tim Murray bringing in any new players to eat up space.
The team still has to re-sign restricted free agent Tyler Ennis to a contract extension.
Meszaros, 28, comes to Buffalo after splitting last season between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins, scoring seven goals and 22 points in 52 combined games. He has a career 224 points in 585 games with the Bruins, Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators.
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