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Friday, August 6, 2010

Marc-Andre Gragnani re-signs with #Sabres #portlandpirates

BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 16:  Marc-Andre Gragnani #4 of the Buffalo Sabres skates during a team scrimmage after revealing their new uniform designs on September 16, 2006 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani (Gruh-na-nee) to a one-year contract.

Gragnani (3/11/1987, 6’2”, 201 lbs.) spent the 2009-10 season with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Portland, scoring 43 points (12+31) in 66 games. His 12 goals were third among AHL blueliners, and he was 11th in defense scoring. In addition, six of Gragnani’s 12 goals were scored on the power play. In three AHL seasons with Portland/Rochester, the 23-year-old has 146 points (35+111) in 220 games. He has also played in six NHL games with the Sabres during this time.

Gragnani was drafted by Buffalo in the third round (87th overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft.



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