The Buffalo Sabres re-signed unrestricted free-agent forward Matt Ellis to a one-year contract Tuesday.

During the first month of the 2008-09 season, Ellis scored two goals and had two assists in 12 games with the Portland Pirates before he was called up to the  Sabres.

While appearing in 110 NHL games with the Sabres during the past two seasons, Ellis, who turned 29 Tuesday, scored 11 goals and had 15 assists.