Rangers sign Sabres' LW Kennedy

According to the Buffalo News, among other outlets, the Rangers inked LW Tim Kennedy to a one-year, $550,000 contract today. Kennedy put up 10 goals (26 points) last season in 78 games, averaging just under 13 minutes of ice-time a night. He also added three points in the Sabres' six playoff games this past spring.

Kennedy, 24, adds some depth to the Blueshirts' core of young talent. He was a restricted free agent this summer who opted for arbitration and was awarded a $1 million deal. However, the Sabres elected to pass on him at that price, waiving him and buying him out for about a third of that figure. The contract with the Rangers is one-way.

Originally selected by the Washington Capitals, the lefty-shooting Kennedy was the 181st-overall pick in the 2005 draft. The Sabres acquired him in a draft-day trade one year later.

He is expected to compete for a role on the third or fourth line once camp begins.