Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sabres sign Mathieu Darche

Left wing Mathieu Darche has signed a one year, two way contract with the Buffalo Sabres. This is an interesting singing as the Sabres appear to anticipate using Darche mostly as a leader for their AHL team. Yet Darche played 73 games last season with Tampa Bay, and earned 22 points. While not quite an all star, he is an NHL quality player and will be hoping to get some ice time with Buffalo, perhaps even displacing Nathan Gerbe as a call up.

On his side Darche stated that he was mostly attracted to Buffalo, because of coach Lindy Ruff, with who he feels he will be able to earn a good amount of playing time in Buffalo's system. Either way this is nothing more then a temporary depth signing and is nice, but not really a big deal either way.

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