Sabres re-sign goalie Robin Lehner to one-year contract

Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a $4 million, one-year contract.

The team announced the deal Tuesday. Lehner was a restricted free agent.

The 26-year-old Swede showed he could stay healthy last season, setting career highs with 59 games played, 23 wins and two shutouts. He ranked third in the NHL with 1,758 saves and finished with a .920 save percentage and 2.68 goals-against average.

Bothered by injuries and concussion problems, Lehner had never before played more than 36 games in his NHL career. The Sabres took a chance on Lehner when they traded a first-round pick to the Ottawa Senators for him at the 2015 draft.

Lehner will again be a restricted free agent next summer when this contract expires.

July 25, 2017

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Robin Lehner
Goaltender
AGE: 26
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$4 million
TOTAL:
$4 million