Sabres sign center Mark Jankowski from Rochester

Jankowski had been playing on a AHL contract with the Amerks

Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – The Buffalo Sabres announced on Sunday the signing of forward Mark Jankowski, who had been playing with the Rochester Americans on an AHL contract. It’s a one-year deal worth $750,000.

The 27-year-old center scored five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 13 games with Rochester. To make room for Jankowski, forward Arttu Ruotsalainen was sent to the Amerks.

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Jankowski was a first round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2012 NHL Draft. In 253 games with the Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins, he netted 40 goals and 35 assists for 75 points. His career high was 17 goals in the 2017-18 season with Calgary.

Ruotsalainen has struggled this season with the Sabres, scoring only two goals and two assists for four points in 16 games.

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Buffalo was off on Sunday and will host the Seattle Kraken on Monday.

***Photo: Micheline Michaelina (@MiMiV4682)

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