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Buffalo Sabres, forward Daniel Paille agree to multi-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Sabres and restricted free agent Daniel Paille agreed to a multi-year contract on Wednesday.

Paille, Buffalo’s first-round pick (20th overall) in 2002, emerged as a solid two-way forward in 2007-08, his first full season with the Sabres. He set career highs in goals (19) and points (35) while playing in 77 games.

“Danny is a talented young player that can make a difference at both ends of the ice,” Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement on the team’s website. “Danny has been a key component to our penalty killing unit and we look forward to helping him continue to develop with our club for years to come.”

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Paille has 49 points in 120 career games.

Also on Wednesday, forwards Clarke MacArthur and Mark Mancari accepted their qualifying offers.

MacArthur, a 2003 third-round pick, played predominantly with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester last season, but collected 15 points in 37 games with the Sabres.

Mancari, a 2003 third-round pick, led Rochester in scoring with 57 points in 80 games this past season. He was selected by Buffalo in the seventh-round of the 2004 draft.