Carlo Colaiacovo spent last season in Philadelphia. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres add more defense depth, sign Carlo Colaiacovo

BUFFALO – The Sabres added another left-handed defenseman in free agency today, signing Carlo Colaiacovo to a one-year contract.

The deal is worth $900,000 – an $800,000 base salary and a $100,000 signing bonus – according to CBC’s Tim Wharnsby.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Colaiacovo, the 17th overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2001, has 33 goals and 152 points in 434 NHL games. He spent last season with the Philadelphia Flyers, compiling two goals and eight points in 33 appearances.

The 32-year-old has also played for the Leafs, St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings.

Sabres general manager Tim Murray, who said he was looking for a lefty defenseman, signed Matt Donovan and Bobby Sanguinetti earlier this week. Colaiacovo is the oldest and most experienced.

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