Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sabres Sign Darche

An on-again/off-again forward, Mathieu Darche, signed on with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday (terms not disclosed). Darche had spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, playing in 440 career games in the minors. That was until last season, where he managed to get into 73 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring 7 goals and adding 15 assists in the season. At age 31, he may not have his best years ahead of him, but with 73 games under his belt last year, he may find himself a little more accustomed to the big league game, which Buffalo is surely to count on. If he can rustle up some ice-time in Buffalo, he could be a 30+ point player.

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