Sabres signing forward Cody Eakin to two-year, $4.5M deal

Cody Eakin, formerly of the Winnipeg Jets. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

The Buffalo Sabres are adding centreman Cody Eakin on a two-year deal, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.

Eakin's deal carries a $2.25-million cap hit, per Friedman, a step down from his last contract's $3.85-million average.

Eakin is coming off a 2019-20 campaign split between the Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets, wherein he posted a combined 15 points through 49 games.

One year prior, Eakin put up a career-best 22-goal, 41-point effort. The 29-year-old spent five years in Dallas and one year in Washington before his run through Vegas and Winnipeg.

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