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Grier re-signs with Sabres

SPORTS CAPITALS AT SABRES MULVILLE Mike Grier is back with the Sabres, as the team just announced tonight a one-year deal with the veteran forward. Grier, a 13-year NHL veteran, played with the Sabres in the two years straddling the NHL lockout. He had seven goals and 16 assists in 2005-06, the year Buffalo made it to the Eastern Conference finals, and was viewed as one of the main locker room leaders.

Grier left that summer for San Jose on a three-year, $5.3 million deal and had some pretty uncomplimentary things to say about the organization on his way out the door about its commitment to winning. He had 10 goals and 13 assists for the Sharks last season.

Things have been pretty quiet in Sabreland for a month. You add yet another forward to the roster, especially with Drew Stafford still unsigned, and you wonder what deal must be next. For a team looking for leadership, taking a one-year chance on Grier seems like a good risk.

Thoughts?

---Mike Harrington

(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

Photo: Mark Mulville / Buffalo News file (2005)

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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