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.
Photo: Mark Mulville / Buffalo News file (2005)
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