By John Vogl
It didn't take Christian Ehrhoff long to find a new team.
The defenseman, bought out by the Sabres on Sunday, signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins today just after free agency opened.
Ehrhoff became the top blue-liner on the market after Buffalo set him free. He had no desire to be part of Buffalo's rebuild, and he's taking a one-year gamble that the Penguins will win the Stanley Cup.
It helps that Ehrhoff won't need to chase money. He made $22 million in Buffalo during the past three seasons, and he'll get $12 million more over the next 14 years as part of the buyout.
Pittsburgh was looking for a talented defenseman because it is expected to lose Matt Niskanen to free agency.