Sabres sign Taylor Leier to NHL deal

His contract will run through the remainder of the 2019-20 season

Brayton Wilson
February 17, 2020 - 12:06 pm
Taylor Leier

Photo: Micheline Michaelina - Rochester Americans

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Monday that the team has signed forward Taylor Leier to a two-way contract for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

The 26-year-old has appeared in 17 games for the Rochester Americans this season in the American Hockey League, scoring seven goals and registering one assist. Leier missed the first two months of the season after undergoing offseason surgery, and has missed some time during this season due to other injuries.

Leier was acquired last season from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Justin Bailey on Jan. 17, 2019. In 35 games last season with the Amerks, Leier was able to produce 12 goals and amass 11 assists for 23 points.

After being placed on waivers on Monday, Leier cleared waivers on Tuesday, which now allows him to be eligible for a call up to Buffalo this season.

Leier was a former fourth round pick (117th overall) of the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Draft.

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