Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Forward

The Buffalo Sabres are keeping Zemgus Girgensons around, as they have signed him to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Girgensons is currently the longest-tenured Sabre, and now this will remain the case for at least another season. The 29-year-old had the chance to test the free-agent market this summer, but he will instead be sticking with Buffalo. It will be his 10th NHL season with Buffalo.

Girgensons has become a key part of the Sabres' bottom six because of his solid defensive play and physicality. During the 2022-23 season with the club, he had 10 goals to go along with 18 points in 80 games played.

Overall, it is nice to see that the Sabres have decided to bring back the 2012 first-round pick. It will be intriguing to see how much of an impact he makes for them next season as they aim to finally break their playoff drought.

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