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SportSabres avoid arbitration; reach deals with McCabe, Ullmark

04:45  04 august  2019
04:45  04 august  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe passed up his scheduled arbitration hearing by agreeing The deal was reached Saturday, a day before the player's hearing. McCabe was a restricted free That means the Sabres will be over the cap once goalie Linus Ullmark 's contract is determined

The deal was reached Saturday, a day before the player's hearing. McCabe was a restricted free agent and both sides were seeking a one-year contract in That means the Sabres will be over the cap once goalie Linus Ullmark 's contract is determined following his arbitration hearing held Friday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have avoided arbitration rulings by reaching agreements to sign defenseman Jake McCabe and goalie Linus Ullmark.

Sabres avoid arbitration; reach deals with McCabe, Ullmark© APARC Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe (19) carries the puck past Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

McCabe agreed to a two-year $5.7 million contract Saturday, a day before his scheduled hearing. Ullmark agreed to a one-year $1.325 million contract a day after his hearing, but before an arbitrator issued a decision.

Though the Sabres avoided the players potentially being awarded more expensive contracts, the deals push Buffalo about $1 million over the $81.5 million salary cap. That puts the team in a position to have to create additional space before the season opens in early October.

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The Buffalo Sabres have three hearings left with players who filed for arbitration All four of them are signed to NHL deals and unless Elie has a remarkable camp, the only spot for him is in Ullmark is as loveable as his @Icebeardude twitter handle and Sabreland would really like to see him continue to

The Buffalo Sabres have three hearings left with players who filed for arbitration All four of them are signed to NHL deals and unless Elie has a remarkable camp, the only spot for him is in Ullmark is as loveable as his @Icebeardude twitter handle and Sabreland would really like to see him continue to

The 25-year-old McCabe has four full seasons of NHL experience since being selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2012 draft. He had four goals and 14 points in 59 games, and ranked fifth among Sabres defensemen in averaging just less than 19 minutes of play last season.

Ullmark had a 15-14-5 record and two shutouts over 37 games in his first full NHL season, while splitting the goalie duties with Carter Hutton. The 26-year-old from Sweden struggled down the stretch by going 2-9-1 over his final 12 appearances.

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