After heading to league arbitration, Evan Rodrigues is now under contract with the Buffalo Sabres on a one-year deal worth $2 million.
Rodrigues had 29 points (9+20) in 74 games last season playing all over the lineup for the Sabres. A natural winger, Rodrigues was forced to play a lot at center because of the Sabres' lack of depth down the middle. He also fit in well with Buffalo's power play and penalty kill units.
In 154 career NHL games, the 25-year-old has scored 21 goals and 62 points.
Three players are still scheduled to have an arbitration meeting with the NHL: Forward Remi Elie (August 1), goalie Linus Ullmark (August 2) and defenseman Jake McCabe (August 4).