Sabres agree to one-year deal with Linus Ullmark, avoiding arbitration

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Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark (35). (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

The Buffalo Sabres and goaltender Linus Ullmark avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.6 million contract on Sunday.

The two sides were scheduled to have a hearing on Monday. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Ullmark was going to ask for $4.1 million in arbitration while the Sabres were going into the hearing with a $1.8 million offer.

Ullmark, 27, had a 17-14-3 record in 34 starts in 2019-20, setting a new career-high in wins. He had a 2.69 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. He will be an unrestricted free agent after his new contract expires.

Earlier on Sunday, the Sabres agreed to a one-year, $5.2 million contract with forward Sam Reinhart. The team still needs to negotiate new contracts with restricted free agents Victor Olofsson and Lawrence Pilut.

October 25, 2020

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Linus Ullmark
Goaltender
AGE: 27

SIGNED BY
Buffalo Sabres
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$2.6 million
TOTAL
$2.6 million

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