BUFFALO (WKBW) The Sabres have been awfully busy during this year's free agency period, and after picking up John Scott, letting Brad Boyes go, and trading Derek Roy for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy, it was time to do some signing.
The team made it official Friday afternoon that Kevin Porter is now the newest member of the Buffalo Sabres. The six foot, 190 pound forward could give the team some size at center, but he is a project, starting only 35 games last season in Colorado and finishing with just seven points.
Another move the Sabres made Friday was bringing back Mark Mancari. After playing one year with Vancouver and its AHL affiliate, Mancari returns to the team that drafted him seven years ago. He will likely start in Rochester, but has seen time with the Sabres, playing in 42 career NHL games.
Finally, the Sabres also re-signed goaltender and Williamsville native David Leggio. The goaltender spent last season with Rochester as a standout, finishing with a record of 28-24-2 and a 2.63 goals-against average. Leggio also led the AHL in saves and was named the Americans MVP.