Sabres make moves at start of free agency

Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres left winger Matt Moulson takes part in a pre-game skate during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Matt Moulson was traded from the New York Islanders for Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek. The Sabres also picked up a first-round pick in 2014 and second-round pick in 2015.(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – NHL free agency started at noon on Tuesday. After the team dumped veteran Defenseman Christian Ehroff earlier this week,fans have been anticipating who they would bring in.

News 4 Sports’ Lauren Brill confirmed the Buffalo Sabres signed Matt Moulson to a five-year, $25 million contract.

There are multiple reports that the team picked up Brian GIonta. The Rochester native had 18 goals and 22 assists last season with the Canadiens.

The team acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota’s second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Gorges appeared in 66 games for the Canadiens last season, recording 14 points and 12 penalty minutes. He has also played for the San Jose Sharks.

The Sabres also announced signing forward Marcus Foligno to a two-year contract. The Buffalo native, and son of Sabres Hall of Famer Mike Foligno, earned Rookie of the Month last March and finished in the top 10 among NHL rookies last season.

The team signed Center Cody McCormick. The London, Ontario native has spent four seasons with the Sabres. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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