Sabres sign Brennan and Schiestel

2007 second round picks T.J. Brennan and Drew Schiestel have come to terms on entry-level deals with the Sabres. I'll edit this post as more details become available, but the defensemen are practicing with Portland (AHL). More to come. EDIT" Three-year deals beginning in 2009-10.
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Anonymous
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

I am glad they are giving him an opportunity to play or practice with Portland. He really played well at the end of the year and in the playoffs.

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Anonymous
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Schiestel has signed and is in Portland.

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Anonymous
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Bakes, do you think Ennis and Byron will also be signed before the season is over in Portland?

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Kris Baker
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Ennis will be signed, it's just a matter of how quickly. 2008-09 was an arduous run, but it has been reported as an option. Byron - up in the air.

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Corey
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Do we have any links to these stories...just wondering. Thanks for the updates!

Does Byron have junior eligibility left?

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Kris Baker
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Tips are confirmed. This is the link.

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Kris Baker
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Byron can play as an overager next season. He's the hardest guy to gauge (in terms of what the Sabres will do), but I'm confident he'll be in camp.

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Anonymous
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Friday, April 17, 2009 ×

Wow, Myers, Bulter, Weber, Sekera, Generous, Schiestel, and Brennan all in the system, the future certain looks bright on the back end for this organization. Imagine if they somehow signed Buravchikov. Strangely enough, only two years ago, this was considered a major weakness. We also have two or three good goalies in the pipeline but can we unearth a few really promising and big forwards this year?

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Corey
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Saturday, April 18, 2009 ×

Any chance Allard is offered a contract?

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Kris Baker
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Saturday, April 18, 2009 ×

Allard is possible. It's a consistency thing. Overall, I still find his game to be soft, but he can get the puck to those who can finish and will likely be brought in.

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