After trading a fourth round pick to the New York Islanders for his exclusive negotiating rights yesterday, it's been reported that the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, though neither the Sabres nor any big-name journalists have confirmed it at this time.
Official terms at the time of this writing are still unknown, but the prevailing thought is $5-5.5 million per season, years unknown.
Ehrhoff is coming off really nice back-to-back seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and joins Robyn Regehr as veteran additions to the Sabres very young blue line. The big German will be able to add some offensive pop to the back end and will most likely start the year quarterbacking one of the Sabres power play units.
It's not even July 1 yet, and the Sabres already have upgraded their defense big time. The addition of Ehrhoff means that the Sabres now have a log-jam of NHL ready defensemen, so there's a chance that Regier isn't finished trading just yet. Oh, and he'll probably sign a free agent or two as well. It's been a wild couple of days for the Sabres, and things don't look to slow down anytime soon.
Jul 06, 1982
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