Sabres sign Craig Anderson to 1-year, $1.5M deal

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The Buffalo Sabres are bringing back veteran netminder Craig Anderson on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced Thursday.

It will be the 20th NHL season of the 41-year-old's career.

Anderson posted a .897 save percentage and 3.12 goals-against average in 31 games with the Sabres last season.

"He gave us a chance to win when he was in the net," Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Tuesday during an appearance on WGR 550.

"He played well, and he also gave our team confidence. When you look at our young D corps, just that kind of mentorship that he showed I think really went a long way for some of our defensemen."

Barring any further additions in goal, Anderson projects to share the crease with 2017 second-round pick Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen next season.

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