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Sabres sign D DiPenta to one-year deal

The Canadian Press

7/11/2009 6:25:16 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed free agent defenceman Joe DiPenta.

DiPenta agreed to terms of the one-year deal Saturday.

He played in the Swedish Elite League last season, posting six points in 47 games for Frolunda.

The 30-year-old has played in 174 career NHL games, collecting 23 points and 110 penalty minutes with Atlanta and Anaheim. He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

DiPenta was originally selected by the Florida Panthers in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.