Sabres Sign Ryan and Szczechura

7:00 PM, Aug 9, 2011   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Left wing Michael Ryan and center Paul Szczechura (sha-HUR-uh) have agreed to one-year contracts with the Buffalo Sabres.

Both have spent most of their careers in the minors, and are expected to play for Rochester, Buffalo's American Hockey League affiliate.

Ryan rejoins the Sabres after spending five seasons - from 2003-07 - in Buffalo's system. He spent last year with AHL Adirondack, where he had 25 goals and 41 points in 52 games. He has seven goals and eight assists in 83 career NHL games split between Buffalo and Carolina.

Szczechura had 22 goals and 52 points for AHL Nofolk last season. He has nine goals and 16 points in 83 career NHL games split over two seasons - 2008-10 - with Tampa Bay.

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