Sabres Re-Sign Sulzer

May 21, 2012 Updated May 21, 2012 at 6:43 PM EDT

By WKBW Sports

May 21, 2012 Updated May 21, 2012 at 6:43 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - (WKBW) The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed defenseman Alexander Sulzer to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $725,000 according to

Sulzer was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

The 27-year-old played in 15 games for Buffalo after being acquired from Vancouver with forward Cody Hodgson at the trade deadline. Forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani were shipped to the Canucks in that exchange.

Sulzer scored three goals, five assists and was a plus-2 with the Sabres. He looked to form some chemistry when paired with fellow German defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.

Sulzer was a third-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 2003. He has also played for the Florida Panthers.

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