BUFFALO – If the Sabres couldn’t sign Tyler Ennis to a long-term deal, they would’ve given the slick center a one-year qualifying offer, general manager Tim Murray said this afternoon.
Ennis, a restricted free agent, inked a five-year, $23 million contract Thursday.
“It certainly wasn’t straightforward,” Murray said about getting the deal done.
Still, Murray believes “both sides were on the same page.”
“It was just how you got there,” he said inside the First Niagara Center.
Ennis just finished a two-year contract.
Right now, Ennis, …