Source: Tyler Myers, Sabres close
The Buffalo Sabres are close to signing defenseman Tyler Myers to a seven-year extension, a source told ESPN.com.
According to the Sabres' Twitter feed Thursday, Myers has agreed to terms. A news conference has been called for 2 p.m. ET Thursday.
Myers, the NHL's Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year in 2009-10, will earn an average of about $5.5 million a season under the new deal, the source said.
Myers was set to become a restricted free agent July 1, 2012.
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