Sabres make handful of free agent signings, bring back Olofsson

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Buffalo Sabres opened free agency with a splash on Wednesday.

Five new players will take their careers to Buffalo. Goaltender Eric Comrie and defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin were the most notable pickups.

Comrie had a career year with Winnipeg, going 10-5-1 in 16 starts. His deal is worth $3.6 million over two years.

Lyubushkin has played in over 200 career games with the Arizona Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs, giving the Sabres a young, yet experience veteran. He signed for two-years with an annual salary of $2.75 million.

Buffalo also brought forward Victor Olofsson, who’s contract was extended for two-years, $9.50 million. Olofsson was an important piece for Buffalo all season long, tallying a career-high 49 points. The right winger was a seventh round draft choice in 2014, working his way up to a big role in the NHL.

Three more players will be headed to Buffalo on smaller contracts. Defensemen Kale Clague and Jeremy Davies inked one-year, two-way contracts worth $750,000. Defenseman Chase Priskie also signed a one-year, two-way contract. His is worth $800,000.