Grier agrees to offer to earn nearly $1.4M

Updated: August 8, 2005, 11:53 AM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Right wing Mike Grier re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, accepting a one-year qualifying offer to earn nearly $1.4 million this season.

Acquired at the trade deadline in 2004 from Washington, Grier registered a goal and eight assists in 14 games with the Sabres. With the Capitals, Grier recorded 20 points in 68 games.

A gritty forward, the 30-year-old Grier has 105 goals and 244 points in 612 career games. He recorded a pair of 20-goal seasons while playing with Edmonton from 1996-2002, and compiled a career-high 44-point season in 1998-99 with the Oilers.

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