The center-thin Sabres have added a middle man to the organization, signing former Hobey Baker winner Kevin Porter, according to a Tweet by his agent.
Porter won college hockey's top prize in 2008 after recording 33 goals and 63 points in 43 games with Michigan.
The 26-year-old has yet to duplicate that success in the NHL. He played 35 games for Colorado last season, recording four goals and seven points. He had 14 goals and 25 points in 74 games with the Avalanche in 2010-11.
The 6-foot, 190-pounder was a fourth-round pick by Phoenix in 2004.