Sabres agree with Ville Leino
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The opportunity to sign Ville Leino was worth more to the Buffalo Sabres than risking a chance to enter the Brad Richards sweepstakes on the first day of the NHL's free-agency period Friday.
Canceling plans to take a run at Richards, the Sabres focused their attention on signing the dependable two-way forward to a six-year, $27-million contract with the average cap hit being $4.5 million annually, a source told ESPN.com.
General manager Darcy Regier was confident ...
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