Sabres Use Buyout on Ehrhoff

June 29, 2014 Updated Jun 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Sabres Use Buyout on Ehrhoff

June 29, 2014 Updated Jun 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) - Christian Ehrhoff's time with the Buffalo Sabres is over.

Eyewitness Sports Anchor Shawn Stepner has confirmed that the hockey club is using its second compliance buyout on Ehrhoff.

The veteran defenseman had seven years left on a 10-year, $40 million dollar contract. He now becomes an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team on July 1.

Ehrhoff scored 16 goals and 87 points in three seasons as a Sabre. He signed with Buffalo during the 2011 offseason after the team acquired his negotiating rights from the New York Islanders.

UPDATE: The Sabres confirm the Ehrhoff compliance buyout.

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