Matt Irwin defends Buffalo’s Drew Stafford while a member of San Jose in 2014. ©2020, Dan Hickling, Hickling Images

Sabres sign Matt Irwin to one-year contract; Brandon Davidson inks deal

The Buffalo Sabres added some depth late this afternoon, signing left-shot defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year, $700,000 contract, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Update: The Sabres have officially announced the deal.

Irwin, 32, helps balance the blue line a bit. The Sabres now have three left-handed defensemen and four righties.

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Irwin compiled zero goals, three assists and a minus-15 rating in 36 total games last season with the Nashville Predators and ... Read the full article

Kevyn Adams is a rookie general manager. ©2020, Hickling Images

Sabres sign Tobias Rieder to one-year contract

More than three hours after free agency opened, new Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams has added his first player, signing winger Tobias Rieder to a one-year, $700,000 contract, according to The Score’s John Matisz and The Buffalo News’ Lance Lysowski.

Update: The Sabres have officially announced the deal.

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Rieder, 27, scored four goals and 10 points in 55 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He also scored three short-handed goals ... Read the full article