Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, multiple reports indicated it was for one year.
Kennedy was awarded a one-year, $1 million deal by an arbitrator during the off-season, but the Sabres bought it out for a reported $333,333 over the next two years, thus freeing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
In his first full year in the NHL last season, Kennedy -- a 24-year-old Buffalo native -- racked up 10 goals and 26 points with 50 penalty minutes in 78 games.
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