Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fringe Signings (Aug 17)

The Buffalo Sabres re-signed their last remaining restricted free agent, forward Zemgus Girgensons, offering up a 2-year, $3.2 million deal on Thursday.

The Latvian forward has been somewhat of a disappointment in recent seasons, only posting 18 points in 2016 and 16 points in 2017, so the negotiations were not really going to end up in his favour, in theory.  A $1.6 million cap hit is the promise of better times to come, but he's really hard to bet on, hence his projection for the coming season is only at the 20-point range.  If the 23-year old can get his game together, the Sabres will obviously be a far more dangerous team, but he's got to be prepared to bring his A-game this year.

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