The Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Kurt Sauer on a one-year contract.
Sauer, 25, played 37 games for the Avalanche last season, notching a goal and four assists along with a +5 rating. He appeared in each of the final 28 regular season contests and all nine playoff games for the Avs.
Sauer, who was acquired from Anaheim on Feb. 21, 2004, was originally an Avalanche draft pick in 2000 (fifth selection, 88th overall). The St. Cloud, Minnesota, native has appeared in 186 career NHL games, compiling 14 points (3g/11a).