Breaking News: Buffalo Sabres Sign Defenseman Steve Montador


The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Steve Montador. This will be Montador’s fifth different NHL team in 10 seasons.

Montador, 30, had 21 points (4G, 17A) in 78 games this season for the Anaheim Ducks and then Boston Bruins, who acquired the D-man at the trade deadline.

Jesse Connolly of reports the deal is in the range of two years, at $1.55 million per season.

At 6-foot, 210 pounds, Montador adds size to the Sabres’ blueline. He also adds much needed toughness, as he recorded 143 penalty minutes last season.

The signing immediately brings up a few questions. Jaroslav Spacek, Sabres free agent defenseman, will likely receive big offers from teams looking for a veteran offensive-defenseman. Spacek had 45 points for the Sabres last season.

This also means that Darcy Regier is likely to pass on former Sabre and veteran defenseman Jay McKee.

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