Buffalo Sabres re-sign restricted free-agent D Gragnani to 1-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Marc-Andre Gragnani to a one-year contract Thursday.

Gragnani, Buffalo’s third-round draft pick in 2005, has an opportunity to play with the Sabres this season after spending last season with Portland of the AHL. Noted for his offensive skills, Gragnani had 12 goals and 31 assists in 66 games last season.

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In three minor-league seasons, the 23-year-old Gragnani has 35 goals and 111 assists in 220 games. He has no points in six NHL games with the Sabres.