The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday afternoon that they have re-signed restricted free agent Remi Elie to a one-year deal.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Remi Elie on a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $700,000.https://t.co/P0mLmNuQPt— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) August 1, 2019
Elie, 24 years old, came over to the Buffalo Sabres organization last October after being waived by the Dallas Stars.
In 16 games with the Sabres last season, Elie tallied one point (one assist) in 16 games.
After being waived in February by the Sabres, Elie was subsequently assigned to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
From there, Elie showed some promise with 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in 25 games. Elie went scoreless in three AHL playoff games.
From the rumblings through the local hockey circuit, it seems the disagreement was purely a financial one.
This arbitration case is a bit different than the others but it’s about maximizing what you can earn. A two-way deal pays less in the AHL and Elie, coming off a one-way deal, wants to make sure he gets paid the same in either league.— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) August 1, 2019
Elie will provide forward depth for the Sabres organization heading into the 2019-20 NHL season, with his role currently up-in-the-air.