Lehner signs 1-year deal

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with goaltender Robin Lehner on a one-year deal, worth $4M.

The deal allows Lehner to remain a restricted free agent after the 2017-18 season.

Lehner spoke with WGR550 this morning about the deal:

“Last year was a big disappointment. I’ve taken some time this offseason to let that sink in…I’m confident in my abilities to be a good goalie in this league. I’m going to focus on this season and see what happens.”

“At the end of the day, I wanted to be in Buffalo. I want to keep building with this team. 1-year is fine.”

Lehner just turned 26 years old, so it’s a good deal for both as he looks for a stronger performance this year. He’ll head into the season as the starter, and Chad Johnson will back him up. 

Lehner posted a save percentage of .920 last season with a goals against average of 2.68.

Kevin Freiheit
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