The Buffalo Sabres and forward Sam Reinhart have avoided salary arbitration with the signing of a one-year contract on Sunday worth $5.2 million.
Reinhart was originally scheduled to have his arbitration hearing with a league arbiter on Tuesday. Goalie Linus Ullmark is set to have his arbitration hearing with the league on Monday, while forward Victor Olofsson will meet for his salary arbitration on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Reinhart has put up a total of 115 points (44+71) in 151 games over his last two seasons with the Sabres. This past season, Reinhart matched his goal total from the year before (22), and was on pace to finish the year with 59 points (26+33) before the regular season was shut down due to COVID-19. The 24-year-old has also not missed a game over the last three seasons.
In his 400-game career in the NHL, the former second overall pick of the Sabres in the 2014 NHL Draft has scored 109 goals and registered 146 assists for 255 points.
Reinhart's last contract signed back in 2018 saw him making $3.65 million per-year on a two-year contract. If Reinhart chose to accept his qualifying offer from the Sabres, it would have paid him $3.75 million.
According to CapFriendly.com, the Sabres currently have over $9.145 million in cap space heading into the 2020-21 season.