The Sabres have announced they have signed restricted free agent Marcus Foligno to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old posted career-highs in games played (75), goals (10) and points (23) during the 2015-16 season, tied his career high with 13 assists and had the best rating among Buffalo forwards at plus-4.
Foligno made $2,250,000 last season, the back end of a two-year deal, and will make the same salary for 2016-17. He developed into a key cog on the team's dependable third line, playing left wing along with center Johan Larsson and right wing Brian Gionta.
The signing of Foligno leaves the Sabres with just two remaining NHL-level RFAs in defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and foward Zemgus Girgensons, and about $9 million left in cap space. The team is negotiating a long-term extension for Ristolainen, likely in the $5-6 million a year range.