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Buffalo Sabres add size in signing 6-foot-8 F John Scott

Sunday, 07.01.2012 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract on the first day of the NHL's free agency period.

Listed at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, the 29-year-old Scott split last season between Chicago and the New York Rangers. He finished with just one assist in 35 games.

Undrafted out of Michigan Tech, Scott broke into the NHL during the 2008-09 season with the Minnesota Wild. Overall, he has a goal and four assists, and 236 penalty minutes in 146 career games.

General manager Darcy Regier said Scott's size and toughness will be valuable additions.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round