Sabres sign free agent Niedermayer; Weber agrees to Buffalo’s qualifying offer

The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent center Rob Niedermayer to a one-year deal Wednesday.

Niedermayer, a 16-year veteran, had 22 points in 71 games last season with the New Jersey Devils.

Also, defenseman Mike Weber signed his qualifying offer on a one-year deal.

The Sabres’ third-round pick in 2006, Weber spent the last two seasons in the AHL with the Portland Pirates and had a team-high plus-18 rating last season.

Forward Eric Boulton, the Atlanta Thrashers’ career leader in penalty minutes, re-signed with the team.

Carolina agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million deal with defenseman Joe Corvo.

Pittsburgh signed defenseman Andrew Hutchinson to a two-way contract that will pay him $500,000 if he plays in the NHL next season.

Restricted free-agent forward Brandon Yip signed a two-year contract with Colorado.

Detroit re-signed forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract.

Defenseman Jeff Schultz agreed to a four-year, $11 million contract to remain with the Washington Capitals.


NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: Allie Spinney, a 12-year-old from Old Orchard Beach, was named to the North American girls’ all-star baseball team, which will compete in a national tournament Aug. 13-20 at Cooperstown, N.Y. It is the only girls’ team playing in the tournament.

NECBL: Joe Wendle and Mike McCann each had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI, and Kyle Helisek struck out five in six shutout innings to lead the Sanford Mainers (15-11) to a 7-0 win over the New Bedford Bay Sox (9-15) at Sanford.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Scott Nappi hit a two-run single during a five-run seventh inning that sparked Aero Heating and Ventilating (6-7) to an 8-5 win over Ron Beaulieu & Co. (3-10) at Standish.

AMERICAN LEGION: Joey Royer pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts to lead visiting First Title (8-3) to a 7-0 victory over OA-Yarmouth (4-8).

Nic Lops hit a two-run double for First Title.