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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sabres sign Rob Niedermayer

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent center Rob Niedermayer to a one-year deal Wednesday.

The deal, a source told ESPN.com, is worth $1.15 million, plus playoff bonuses.

Niedermayer, 35, has played in 16 seasons in the NHL, and won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007. Last year he had 22 points in 71 games with the New Jersey Devils.

Niedermayer became Buffalo's second free-agent signing since July 1. The Sabres also signed free-agent defenseman Jordan Leopold last week to a three-year contract.

Defenseman Mike Weber, meanwhile, signed his qualifying offer Wednesday. The Sabres' third-round pick in 2006 spent all of last season with Portland of the AHL, where he finished with a team-high plus-18 rating.

Information from ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun and The Associated Press was used in this report.