The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.
Strachan (age 29, 6'3", 215 lbs.) appeared in 18 games with the Washington Capitals in 2013-14, recording two assists and 28 penalty minutes. He spent the majority of the season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), appearing in 60 games and tallying 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists), 56 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating.
Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Strachan (pronounced STRAHK-uhn) has appeared in 138 NHL games in parts of six NHL seasons with St. Louis, Florida and Washington, totaling 15 points (1/14) and 155 penalty minutes.
A native of Melfort, Saskatchewan, Strachan has appeared in parts of eight AHL seasons with Albany, Peoria, San Antonio and Hershey, compiling 87 points (16/71) and 326 penalty minutes in 276 regular-season games.