BUFFALO, N.Y. - After the big free agency rush two weeks ago, Sabres general manager Tim Murray said there were more players out there to consider. They've added another one - bringing forward Zac Dalpe into the fold.
The club announced a one-year deal with Dalpe on Sunday. A second round pick of the Hurricanes in 2008, he had four goals and three assists in a career 55 NHL games with Vancouver last season.
The 24-year-old should add more depth among the forwards in training camp and could be a candidate help out down in Rochester with the Amerks.
The Sabres open up their development camp on Monday, and of all the young prospects in the pipeline, you have to figure much of the focus will be on this year's first round draft pick Sam Reinhart.
Fresh off signing his entry level contract this weekend, Reinhart laces up the skates for the first time in his new organization, a first step in trying to make an impact in the NHL right away.
"I'm comfortable with where I'm at right now to perform here," Reinhart said. "I'm excited to come here and be on the ice for the first time in a Sabre uniform, and I'm just taking it in stride and looking forward to starting."
More than 40 players are on the roster for development camp, which runs all week at First Niagara Center.