The Sabres are burning some evening oil Saturday, signing former New Jersey center Jacob Josefson to a one-year, $700,000 contract. The one-way deal was first reported by TSN's Ryan Rishaug.
Josefson, 26, was the Devils' No. 1 draft pick in 2009 but has had an injury plagued career and has never lived up to that promise. He had one goal and nine assists in 38 games last season.
Josefson has played 276 NHL games for the Devils over parts of seven seasons, totaling 18 goals and 42 assists. He also played six playoff games in 2012 for New Jersey, all of them coming in the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers and the Stanley Cup final against Los Angeles. (Full career stats here)
His career high for a season is 14 points, set over 58 games two years ago. His most productive season was 2012-13, when he had 10 goals and 25 for Albany of the AHL.