Sabres sign minor-league forward Tardif

The Buffalo Sabres have signed journeyman minor-league forward

Jamie Tardif to a one-year contract.

Selected by Calgary in the fourth-round of the 2003 draft,

Tardif has spent most of his seven professional in the minors. Last

year, he finished tied for fifth among American Hockey League

players with career-best 30 goals playing for Providence, the

Boston Bruins’ affiliate.

Tardif also made his NHL debut last season, playing in two games

for Boston.

Overall, he has 123 goals, 106 assists and 398 penalty minutes

in 438 career AHL games.

He’s expected to open next season with AHL Rochester, the Sabres