Agent: Sabres D Sekera files for arbitration
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Andrej Sekera has filed for salary
arbitration, though the player’s agent believes a long-term deal
will be reached before a hearing takes place.
Allan Walsh told The Associated Press that his client filed for
arbitration before the Tuesday afternoon deadline to preserve his
rights as a restricted free agent. He adds negotiations will
continue with the intention of having a deal completed within a few
Sekera’s hearing has not yet been set, but is expected to take
place by mid-August. Sekera made $1.25 million last year, and his
rights were retained by the Sabres last month when the team
tendered him a contract.
He has four-plus years of NHL experience, and had a career-best
29 points (three goals, 26 assists) in 76 games last season.