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Sabres sign defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to two-year contract

The Buffalo Sabres have added to their blueline early in free agency.

Buffalo signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.75 million, the team announced Wednesday.

The 28-year-old tallied 15 points (2+13) in 77 games with the Arizona Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He also set career highs in blocked shots (92) and hits (187).

Lyubushkin has 25 points (3+22) and 591 hits in 211 games across four NHL seasons with Arizona and Toronto.

The Sabres now have seven defensemen currently on the roster. Lyubushkin joins Henri Jokiharju, Casey Fitzgerald, Rasmus Dahlin, Owen Power, Mattias Samuelsson, and Jacob Bryson.