Sabres sign defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin to two-year, $5.5M deal

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin (46) drives Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny (11) into the boards during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday April 19, 2022 (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $2.75 million, Sportsnet can confirm.

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Lyubushkin in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes in February.

The Russian finished the season with a combined two goals and 13 assists in 77 games with Toronto and Arizona.

The undrafted Lyubushkin originally signed with the Coyotes prior to the 2018-19 season.

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