The Buffalo Sabres have come to an agreement with one of their restricted free agents, signing Taylor Fedun to a two-year, two-way contract. He’ll earn the minimum $650K at the NHL level, giving the Sabres some much-needed depth. Fedun was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Fedun played 27 games for the Sabres this season, filling in on a blueline that saw almost every player experience an injury of some sort. The fact that he took a two-way minimum deal is a nice signing for the Sabres, who can use him as a depth piece again should they need. Fedun isn’t waivers exempt, but cleared multiple times this year and isn’t much of risk of selection unless he shows something more next year.
The 29-year old has just 39 NHL games under his belt, but could be in early contention for a full-time spot if the Sabres don’t bring anyone else in to replace Cody Franson and Dmitry Kulikov. Though they do have Victor Antipin expected to make the team, and Brendan Guhle could surprise again and make it out of camp, Fedun represents a nice fall back option for their seventh-defenseman to start the year.