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Buffalo Sabres sign Brian Flynn, Nick Crawford

by jmaloni

Press release

Sat, Jul 20th 2013 03:30 pm

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Friday that the Sabres re-signed restricted free agents Brian Flynn and Nick Crawford.

The Sabres have signed Flynn (age 24, 6'1", 180 lbs.) to a two-year contract after the forward made his NHL debut with the Sabres in the 2012-13 season, recording 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in 26 games. In addition to his time in Buffalo, the Lynnfield, Mass., native has appeared in 50 games for the Rochester Americans (AHL) in the last two seasons, totaling 33 points (16/17) and 20 penalty minutes.

Flynn, a University of Maine alumnus, originally signed with the Sabres in March of 2012.

Crawford (age 23, 6'1", 192 lbs.) has been signed to a one-year contract after spending three years with the Sabres' AHL affiliates, tallying 72 points (18/54) and 71 penalty minutes in 199 games with Rochester and the Portland Pirates. Last season, he recorded 19 points (5/14) and 18 penalty minutes in 53 games on the Rochester blue line.

A native of Caledon, Ontario, Crawford was selected by Buffalo in the sixth round (164th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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