By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Buffalo Sabres have signed free agent forward Mark Jankowski. He has agreed to a one-year contract with the team.
Jankowski will be paid $750,000 under the terms of the agreement. In a corresponding move, the team sent Arttu Ruotsalainen to the Rochester Americans.
He began the season with the Americans after signing in October. He appeared in 13 games with the team and had five goals in those games. He also had seven assists for 12 points.
He will be a depth signing for the Sabres, who appear to be set with their rotations. At best, he may be used on a third line that already features Brett Murray, Dylan Cozens, and Kyle Okposo.
The fourth line features Vinnie Hinostroza, Cody Eakin, and John Hayden.
Before joining the Americans, he played in the NHL with the Calgary Flames and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a first-round draft pick by the Flames in the 2012 NHL Draft.
With the Penguins, he appeared in 45 games. He had four goals and seven assists for 11 points.
In four seasons with the Flames, he appeared in 208 games. Jankowski had 36 goals with 28 assists for 64 yards.
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