The Buffalo Sabres re-signed almost all of their restricted and unrestricted free agents, with the notable exception of veteran forward Vinnie Hinostroza, who signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.
The Penguins have signed forward Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year contract.
The contract runs through the 2023.24 season and carries an average annual value of $775,000.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 7, 2023
The 29-year-old Chicago native signed with Buffalo in 2021 and had modest success as a placeholder (13 goals, 12 assists in 62 games) in his first season, but with the Sabres forward prospects beginning to emerge last season, Hinostroza was relegated to a reserve role and split time between Buffalo and AHL Rochester.
Vinnie Hinostroza with the snipe!
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 8, 2022
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Senators Comings And Goings
In keeping track of the transactions of the Sabres Atlantic Division rivals, the Ottawa Senators are in a similar position to Buffalo, with a core group of promising youngsters in Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stutzle, and Thomas Chabot, but are missing one or two pieces to get them into the playoffs. GM Pierre Dorion and head coach DJ Smith are back, but the ownership changes may have them on a short leash if the Sens do not show improvement, and they are likely moving on from sniper Alex DeBrincat, who will not sign an extension to stay in Ottawa.
Derick Brassard (unsigned – retired?)
Austin Watson (unsigned)
Julien Gauthier (signed with NY Islanders as a free agent)
Patrick Brown (signed with Boston as a free agent)
Cam Talbot (signed with Los Angeles as a free agent)
Joonas Korpisalo (signed a five-year, $20 million contract)
Zack MacEwen (signed a three-year, $2.325 million contract)
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