Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - The Buffalo Sabres signed unrestricted free agent forward Kevin Porter to an undisclosed contract.
The deal was reported by a Tweet from Porter's agent, Alec Schall, on Thursday. The Sabres confirmed the signing on Friday.
Porter was limited to 35 games last season for the Colorado Avalanche, picking up just four goals and seven points. The Detroit native was also suspended four games for a knee-to-knee hit on Vancouver's David Booth.
During the 2010-2011 season Porter played in 74 games for the Avalanche scoring a career high 14 goals and 25 points. The 6'0", 190 pound center has 25 goals in his NHL career.
A former fourth-round pick of Phoenix in 2004 who won the Hobey Baker Award at Michigan in 2008, Porter has totaled 25 goals and 45 points in 163 contests for the Coyotes and Avs since 2008.
Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle looks at the possibility of Porter playing the season with the Rochester Americans.
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