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Former Av Andre Benoit Signs With Sabers

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Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche scores on a slapshot against the Winnipeg Jets to tie the score 2-2 in the final minute of the second period at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche scores on a slapshot against the Winnipeg Jets to tie the score 2-2 in the final minute of the second period at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games. He previously spent parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators.

Overall, he has 10 goals and 29 assists for 39 points in 120 career NHL games.

Benoit also spent the 2011-12 season with Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.

The 30-year-old is listed at 5-foot-11 and 191 pounds.

The Sabres have plenty established depth at defense, making Benoit a candidate to spend time with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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