Lehner signs for one year per Sabres Twitter.
Now I'm wondering what the Sabres offered Lehner initially if a one year deal is enough to avoid arbitration.
Is there some limitation on the term of a deal in this situation (1 or 2 year deals), or is that only after an arbitration award?
I like the deal for many reasons, not the least of which is Lehner's pretty clearly betting on himself. I have to think he could have had more guaranteed money based on a prior offer (unless the Sabres all along had only been offering a 1-year deal (seems unlikely)). But taking the 1-year deal means he's confident he is going to have a very good year.
Also, Tom Golisano approves of this contract.