|July 1 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET18:58 GMT2:58 AM 北京时间11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST22:58 UAE14:58 ET - The Pittsburgh Penguins addressed a significant need on their blue line by signing Ehrhoff to a one-year, $4 million contract.
Analysis: The team announced the deal on Tuesday, a few hours into the start of the NHL's free agency period. Ehrhoff became a free agent on Sunday after the Buffalo Sabres bought out the final seven seasons of the player's 10-year contract. He's a 10-year NHL veteran who spent the past three seasons with the Sabres. Overall, the German-born Ehrhoff has 69 goals and 313 points in 692 games.
|July 1 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET15:59 GMT11:59 PM 北京时间8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST19:59 UAE11:59 ET - A person familiar with the move says Ehrhoff has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Analysis: The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Penguins had not announced the deal, reached a half hour into the start of the NHL's free agency period on Tuesday. Ehrhoff became a free agent on Sunday after the Buffalo Sabres bought out the final seven seasons of the player's 10-year contract.
|June 29 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET18:55 GMT2:55 AM 北京时间11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST22:55 UAE14:55 ET - The Buffalo Sabres have bought out defenseman Christian Ehrhoff's contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: Ehrhoff signed a 10-year, $40 million contract with the Sabres in 2011. He made $18 million over the first two years of the deal. The Sabres used their second compliance buyout on Ehrhoff. Buffalo also bought out underperforming forward Ville Leino on June 17. TSN was the first to report the move, which was announced by the team on Sunday. Buffalo had high hopes for Ehrhoff and Leino after making a splash under new owner Terry Pegula in 2011. But the team has struggled.