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Sabres sign Leier to 1-year, 2-way contract

Forward has 7 goals in 17 games with Rochester

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Taylor Leier to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000, the team announced Monday. He will be assigned to Rochester pending waivers.

The Sabres acquired Leier in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers last January. He spent the remainder of the season with the Amerks, tallying 23 points (12+11) in 35 games to end the season. 

An offseason injury forced Leier to have surgery as he was preparing to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time. He signed a one-year AHL contract to remain with the organization on June 28 and made his season debut with the Amerks on Dec. 11. 

Leier has eight points (7+1) in 17 games for Rochester this season. He scored his seventh goal in the team's win over Utica on Sunday. 

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The 26-year-old was a fourth-round draft pick by the Flyers in 2012. He's tallied seven points (2+5) in 55 career NHL games. 

The Sabres are scheduled to practice Monday at noon. Their next game is Tuesday in Ottawa, with coverage on MSG beginning at 7 p.m. 

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