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Lehner signs one-year contract with Sabres

Goaltender avoids salary arbitration hearing, will make $4 million

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Goaltender Robin Lehner signed a one-year contract worth $4 million with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Lehner was a restricted free agent and was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing in Toronto on Thursday.

Lehner, who turned 26 on Monday, set NHL career highs in games (59), starts (58), wins (23) and shutouts (two) with the Sabres last season. He was 23-26-8 with a 2.68 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.

Selected in the second round (No. 46) of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Lehner has played 166 NHL games (155 starts) and is 58-71-26 with a 2.76 GAA, a .918 save percentage and five shutouts with the Sabres and Senators.

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