BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to a contract with free agent forward Dennis McCauley.

McCauley, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, spent last season with Worcester of the American Hockey League, where he had 10 goals and four assists in 45 games. It was his first professional season after completing his four-year college career at Northeastern.

The deal was announced by the team today. McCauley is a likely candidate to play for the Sabres minor-league affiliate in Portland, Maine.