Jhonas Enroth agrees to 2-year contract extension with Sabres

Rick Stewart

Jhonas Enroth has come to terms on an agreement with the Buffalo Sabres.

The Buffalo Sabres have come to terms on a contract extension with goaltender Jhonas Enroth, the team announced on Thursday morning.

The two sides have agreed to a two-year extension that will begin next season and carries an annual average value of $1.25 million, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The 24-year-old goaltender finished out the final year of a two-year, $1.35 million contract that carried an annual average value of $675,000. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer.

Enroth compiled a 4-1-1 record with a 1.47 goals-against average and .956 save percentage in 2013. Based upon reports, it's possible Enroth will receive an opportunity to expand upon that performance.

Starting goaltender Ryan Miller is entering the final year of his contract in 2013-14 and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Things have not been going smoothly in Buffalo and many believe the relationship with Miller is strained. Considering the Sabres are likely facing the prospects of a restructuring, it's widely believed that Miller might be moved this offseason.

While Enroth has remained respectful of Miller, he has made it known that he is interested in becoming an NHL starter. If Buffalo decides to go through with a complete rebuild, a 24-year-old goaltender counting for far less than Miller's annual average value of $6.25 million against the cap certainly seems like a viable option.

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