Sabres sign six, bolster AHL depth

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres have addressed minor league depth needs by signing five players, including Seth Griffith to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

Griffith had five assists in 24 games split between Toronto and Florida last season, while spending the remainder of the year in the minors.

Buffalo also signed minor league forwards Kevin Porter and Kyle Criscuolo, defenseman Matt Tennyson and goalie Adam Wilcox on Saturday. Tennyson had six assists in playing a career-high 45 NHL games with Carolina last season.

The five are anticipated to play in Rochester, the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate.

Later in the afternoon the Sabres announced that they had signed forward forward Jacob Josefson to a one-year contract worth $700,000.                                                                                                                                            

Josefson (6’0”, 190 lbs., 3/2/1991) recorded 10 points (1+9) and 16 penalty minutes for the New Jersey Devils during the 2016-17 season. A seven-year NHL veteran, Josefson has totaled 60 points (18+42) and 78 penalty minutes in 276 career games, all with the Devils.  

Drafted by New Jersey in the first round (20th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Josefson has added 40 points (15+25) in 60 career AHL games for the Albany Devils. Before turning pro, the Stockholm, Sweden native represented his country at two IIHF World Junior Championships, winning a silver medal in 2009 and bronze in 2010.

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