BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday that the team has signed Buffalo native forward Sean Malone to a one-year, two-way contract worth $787,500 at the NHL level.

Malone made his NHL debut in the last game of the 2016-17 season for the Sabres before competing in his first full season this past year.

Malone was drafted 159th overall by the team in the 2013 NHL Draft.