Source: Tyler Myers, Sabres close

Updated: September 15, 2011, 10:08 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

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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