The Buffalo Sabres re-signed defenseman Teppo Numminen to a one-year contract Friday.
Numminen, who had surgery done to repair a faulty heart valve in September of 2007, returned to play in Buffalo’s regular season finale against the Boston Bruins last season.
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You can’t help but be happy to see Numminen return to the NHL. The veteran defenseman is the epitome of class. and had probably had one of the more underrated players of his generation. While he had heart problems last season, you have to think the Sabres did their due diligence behind the scenes to ensure that Teppo will be back and ready to go.