Sabres sign Mark Jankowski; Arttu Ruotsalainen sent to Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Mark Jankowski to a one-year deal with an average annual value of $750,000, the team announced Sunday.

Jankowski, 27, joined the Rochester Americans on a one-year AHL contract on Oct. 15. He ranks fifth on the Amerks with 12 points (5+7) in 13 games.

The Dundas, Ontario native was a first-round selection (21st overall) by the Calgary Flames in the 2012 NHL Draft. He has 75 points (40+35) in 253 career NHL games spanning parts of five seasons with Calgary and Pittsburgh.

Jankowski spent last season with the Penguins, tallying 11 points (4+7) in 45 contests.

In a corresponding move, the Sabres have loaned forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to Rochester.