According to this report from WGRZ-TV, Nathan Paetsch has signed the dotted line on a three-year contract worth just under $3 million. It’s a great signing for the Sabres as Paestch is a player who should be making an impact right now, instead of sitting in the press box, waiting for someone to get injured. Prior to the signing, Paetsch was the only Sabre not under contract.
A month after Black Sunday, the Canada Day Massacre, whatever you want to call it, a lot of fans, myself included, feel a lot better about this team and the future of the franchise. Paetsch being around for three more years, even if next year might be “wasted” barring any trades, is good news, no matter how you want to spin it.