Biron re-signs with Sabres despite losing starting job

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres goalie Martin Biron accepted the team's one-year qualifying offer Thursday despite still seeking a trade from the club.

Biron becomes Buffalo's only goaltender under contract and will be paid $2.1 million this season. The question is whether he will earn that money in Buffalo.

The 28-year-old restricted free agent was relegated to backup status by the emergence of rookie Ryan Miller this past season and would like to be dealt to another team in need of a dependable starter.

Biron played in 35 games last season for the Sabres, finishing with a 21-8 mark and a 2.89 goals-against average. He also reeled off a franchise record 13 straight victories when Miller was sidelined with a thumb injury.