The Buffalo Sabres have come to terms with restricted free agent goaltender Jhonas Enroth on a multi-year deal. As per usual, no details were given. Enroth, who supplanted Patrick Lalime as Ryan Miller’s back-up late last year, went 9-2-2 with a 2.73 GAA and a .907 save percentage. The rookie netminder played a vital role in helping the Sabres secure a playoff spot, and quickly became a fan favorite for his cool demeanor down the pressure packed stretch-run.
There had been various reports of the Sabres lowballing Enroth, Enroth’s unhappiness with how negotiations were playing out, and an internet report that he had signed, or was close to signing, a contract with a KHL team in Russia. Had this last part held true, the Sabres would have had to go to plan B in finding a back-up for Miller, as Enroth would have been bound to any KHL contract for the duration.
In any case, none of this matters anymore. Now, all Lindy Ruff has to do is actually realize he has a competent goalie behind Miller for once, and utilize the asset.