One of the topunrestricted free agents is off the market.
Thehave signed forward to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $4.5 million, the team Saturday.
Johansson tallied 30 points in 58 games split between the New Jersey Devils andlast season. The 28-year-old added 11 points in 22 postseason contests during Boston’s run to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Swedish winger has been plagued by injuries during the last two seasons, but the last time he was healthy for a full campaign – 2016-17 with the Washington Capitals – he set career highs with 24 goals and 58 points.
The Sabres will hope Johansson can add some secondary scoring to an offense that relied heavily on its top line of, , and this past season. All three of these players had at least 63 points, but no other forward recorded more than 34 points.
With a projected $6.7 million in cap space remaining, according to, and no major RFAs left to re-sign, the Sabres still have the flexibility to make more moves.
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