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Sabres sign Chad Ruhwedel

Updated: April 13, 2013, 7:19 PM ET
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed undrafted rookie free-agent defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract after he completed his college career at UMass Lowell.

Hours after being signed Saturday, Ruhwedel made his NHL debut, playing in Buffalo's home game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

"It was pure adrenaline," said Ruhwedel, who logged 13 minutes on 18 shifts. "It was surreal. These guys made my job a lot easier."

He had 23 points (seven goals) in 41 games this ...

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