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Sekera, Ellis sign multi-year deals

The Sabres have resigned Andrej Sekera and Matt Ellis to multi-year deals. Sekera will earn $11M over the next four years.

Sekera (6’0″, 201 lbs., 6/8/1986) appeared in 76 games for the Sabres last season, recording career highs in both assists (26) and points (29). In two playoff games, Sekera added one goal and four penalty minutes.

Ellis (6’0″, 212 lbs., 8/31/1981) appeared in 52 games last season as captain of the Portland Pirates (AHL), totaling 31 points (10+21). He was held scoreless in 14 games during four recalls to Buffalo in 2010-11.

Ellis has amassed 33 points (13+20) in 201 career NHL games, including 25 (10+15) in 131 games with the Sabres. The Sabres went 11-1-2 with Ellis in the lineup last season. The Sabres’ record with him on the roster in the last 3 years: 76-39-16 (.641 pts). Without: 53-49-13 (.517 pts).

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