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Sports Lightning sign Bogosian after contract terminated by Sabres

04:20  24 february  2020
04:20  24 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Sabres' Bogosian assigned to AHL after clearing waivers

  Sabres' Bogosian assigned to AHL after clearing waivers Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian cleared waivers Saturday and was assigned to the AHL's Rochester Americans.The 29-year-old has one year remaining on his contract carrying a $5.14-million cap hit, per CapFriendly.

Veteran defenceman Zach Bogosian is officially a free agent after his contract was terminated by The 29-year-old is now free to sign with any team, but must sign before the trade deadline of 3 p.m Last week the Sabres placed Bogosian on waivers with the intent of sending him to AHL Rochester.

The Buffalo Sabres have placed suspended defenseman Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers with the intention of terminating his contract . Bogosian will have an opportunity to sign with another team to finish out the season, but the 12-year veteran will lose what's left of the million he is owed

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Defenceman Zach Bogosian went from having his contract terminated by the Buffalo Sabres to landing in the thick of the playoff race with the Tampa Bay Lighting.

The Lightning on Sunday announced they signed Bogosian to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

The 12-year veteran returns to the NHL after spending the past week in limbo. The Sabres suspended Bogosian for refusing to report to the minors last weekend, before placing him on unconditional waivers on Friday.

He then became a free agent after having his contract terminated, and foregoing the $6 million he had left on the final year of his deal. Bogosian had until Monday afternoon to sign with a team in order to be eligible to compete in the playoffs.

Leafs' Keefe: 'This is the worst we've been in a really long time'

  Leafs' Keefe: 'This is the worst we've been in a really long time' Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe was blunt in his postgame assessment after his team let two important points slip away Sunday versus the Buffalo Sabres. "This is the worst we've been in a really long time," Keefe said, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton. "We haven't really put our game together for quite some time, but this was different today where for most of the game it didn't feel like we were in the building at all." Buffalo"This is the worst we've been in a really long time," Keefe said, according to TSN's Kristen Shilton.

Buffalo Sabres defenceman Zach Bogosian (4) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos Once Bogosian ’s contract — which had one year left with a .1-million cap hit — is terminated The 29-year-old was suspended by the Sabres after he failed to report to the minors when he was

After suspending him this week for failing to report to the American Hockey League, the team announced on Friday that the veteran defenseman has The 29-year-old Bogosian has played in just 19 games this season for the Sabres due to injuries and a significantly decreased role with the team.

The 29-year-old joins a Lightning team that sits second in the Atlantic Division standings with 85 points, five back of NHL-leading Boston. Following a 7-3 loss at Arizona on Saturday, Tampa Bay has dropped two straight in regulation for the first time since mid-November.

The Lightning are currently down two defencemen, with Ryan McDonagh and Jan Rutta both listed week to week with lower body injuries.

At 6-foot-3 and 226 pounds, Bogosian has been slowed by injuries for much of his career, and not topped 65 games played since 2010-11, his third NHL season.

He missed the first 22 games in Buffalo after having his second hip operation in three years. Bogosian then appeared in 10 straight games before requesting a trade shortly after learning he was going to be a healthy scratch.

He’s been limited to one goal four assists in 19 games this season. Overall, he has 53 goals and 141 assists in 636 career games.

Bogosian, who is from New York, was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers with the third pick in the 2008 draft, and he followed the franchise as it relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.

Bogosian’s addition comes a week after the Lightning acquired forward Blake Coleman in a trade with the New Jersey Devils.

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