Miller signs long term in Buffalo
There will be no contract issue lingering over Ryan Miller's season. The Buffalo Sabres announced today they have signed their goaltender to a five-year contract extension that takes him through the 2013-14 season. Terms have not been disclosed.I can hear a sigh of relief from Sabres fans.
UPDATE The goalie carousel next summer is going to be interesting given how many unrestricted free agent goaltenders are out there: Backstrom, Gerber, Biron, Thomas, Legace, Garon, Khabibulin, Conklin, LaBarbera, Niittymaki, Fernandez, etc.
With that many teams looking to sign netminders next July 1, Miller would have received quite a contract.
UPDATE It's a $31.25-million deal, with a $6.25-million cap hit. Steep, but that's what it would have taken to keep him.