The Buffalo Sabres have announced they’ve reached agreement with defenseman Tyler Myers on a seven-year contract. Details to follow…

**UPDATE**

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports it’s a $38.5 million deal, breaking down as follows:  “$12M in Year 1, followed by years of $6M, $5M, $5M, $4M, $3.5M, $3M.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Holy front-loading, Batman! It’s an average cap hit of $5.5 million, but you can expect this contract will be held up as a prime example by those NHL GMs and owners who’ll want to close the loophole on front-and back-loaded contracts in the next round of CBA talks.