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Buffalo Sabres add size in signing 6-foot-8 F John Scott

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract on the first day of the NHL’s free agency period.

Listed at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, the 29-year-old Scott split last season between Chicago and the New York Rangers. He finished with just one assist in 35 games.

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Undrafted out of Michigan Tech, Scott broke into the NHL during the 2008-09 season with the Minnesota Wild. Overall, he has a goal and four assists, and 236 penalty minutes in 146 career games.

General manager Darcy Regier said Scott’s size and toughness will be valuable additions.