Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Thursday forward Daniel Paille has agreed to his qualifying offer set forth by the team.
Paille, the 6-1, 197-pound native of Welland, Ontario, appeared in 29 games last season with the Sabres, collecting 11 points (3+8). The most productive game for the 23-year-old last year was his two-goal performance against the Boston Bruins on January 17. Paille missed 15 regular season games after suffering a broken finger on February 20 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The left wing also collected 21 points (7+14) in 29 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL) last season. Overall in his NHL career, Paille has 14 points (4+10) in 43 games.
Paille was the Sabres' First Round selection (20th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.