The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed restricted free agent Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year, one-way contract worth $1.275 million. The cap hit will be $637,500 per season.
National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman told the media earlier this month that the 2014-2015 salary cap upper limit "could be $69 million -$70 million, in that range." The final salary cap figure won't be finalized until late June.
Deslauriers, 23, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings on March 5 along with prospect Hudson Fasching in exchange for defenseman Brayden McNabb, right winger Jonathan Parker, and a second pick in 2014 and 2015. Deslauriers was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round (84th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft.
Deslauriers appeared in 17 games for the Sabres. He totaled only one point, a goal against the Detroit Red Wings on April 4. He also had 18 penalty minutes and a plus/minus of -10.
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