Return of the Mack: Sabres resign Cody McCormick to 3-year deal

Well, you knew that he’d be back.

Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos is reporting that Brad May is reporting that the Buffalo Sabres have resigned grinder Cody McCormick, who was a short time away from becoming an unrestricted free agent.

The deal is reportedly worth $3.6 million over three years.

McCormick, 28, had a career high eight goals and 20 points in his first season as a full-time Sabre, also finishing with a +2 rating and 142 PIM. Cody tallied one goal in seven playoff games against Philadelphia, scoring a third period goal in the Game 2 loss to the Flyers. His 2010-2011 salary was $500,000.

More details to come on the new deal.

While they are definitely rewarding a player who had a great season, I question the amount of money they threw at him. McCormick is assuredly a guy you’d want on your team, well-liked by the team and fans. But $1.2 million is a lot of money for a 12th forward?

For a fourth line player, and heading into free agency as a buyer, that’s a large chunk of the pie to set aside. Hopefully McCormick as as good of a season, if not better, than he had last year. Otherwise, this may be a questionable move.

I’ll give Cody a chance to answer that question over next three years.


Posted on July 1, 2011, in Sabres/NHL and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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