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Sabres ink Okposo to 1-year, $2.5M deal

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The Buffalo Sabres have signed captain Kyle Okposo to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, the team announced Wednesday.

The 35-year-old was set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer. He signed a seven-year, $42-million deal with the Sabres in 2016 and was named captain of the up-and-coming club this past October.

Okposo recorded 28 points in 75 games this season while averaging 14:40 per contest. In 455 appearances with the Sabres, he's notched 91 goals and 132 assists.

Buffalo finished two spots outside the playoff cutline this spring with 91 points, its highest total since 2010-11.

With Okposo signed, the two most notable UFAs remaining on the Sabres' books are Vinnie Hinostroza and Zemgus Girgensons. Buffalo is projected to have nearly $17 million in cap space this summer, according to CapFriendly.

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