Sabres agree to terms with Rasmus Dahlin

The defenseman gets a three-year deal worth $18 million

Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – As the players arrived for their physicals on Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres got their final free agent agreed to terms.

Rasmus Dahlin will get three more seasons to show that he’s worth the huge money an eight-year deal would normally bring. The two sides decided a three-year bridge deal would be best for the 21-year-old at an average of $6 million per-season.

By getting a three-year deal, that’s two seasons the Sabres won’t have to worry about arbitration with Dahlin.

It’s hard to pin down what Dahlin is worth, because he was floundering probably as badly as he possibly could under Ralph Krueger. When Don Granato took over head coaching duties halfway through the 2020-21 season, Dahlin was encouraged to play to his s