The Buffalo Sabres announced yesterday they have signed Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year deal.
Very excited to be back for another season with the Sabres! Thanks to everyone for all the… https://t.co/FqInstpOta
— Zemgus Girgensons (@zemgus94) September 1, 2016
The Sabres didn’t announce it, but it’s apparently worth $1.15 million this year. I’m happy to see him back, hopefully he can get back to the 15 goal mark again. I can definitely see Gears filling that Jochen Hecht role of just being a generally all-around good player that can be relied upon anywhere in the lineup. He’s still an RFA too, so there’s not a huge downside to giving the one-year deal in hopes that he plays his way into a long-term deal.