BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Sabres agreed to terms with five players Thursday, including center Tim Connolly.
Connolly, who had played in 285 consecutive games before being suspended four games April 3, agreed to a one-year contract. Left wing Taylor Pyatt and defenseman Dmitri Kalinin also accepted one-year qualifying offers from the team.
Financial terms for the deals were not disclosed.
Connolly, 22, had 12 goals and 13 assists in 80 games last season. Acquired with Pyatt in the June 2001 deal that sent former captain Michael Peca to the New York Islanders, Connolly had the third-longest consecutive games streak before he was suspended for a high-sticking incident against Atlanta's Garnet Exelby.