The Buffalo Sabres re-signed restricted free agent forward Tyler Ennis to a two-year contract, according to NHL.com. The deal is worth $5.625 million, the Buffalo News reported Saturday. "Tyler is a very important part of our offense and we are very happy to have him signed," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement. "He has progressed as a player over the past few seasons and we are excited to see his growth, both as a person and professional, in the years to come." Ennis, a first-round pick of the Sabres in 2008, has 38 goals and 54 assists in 140 games. He had 15 goals and 19 assists in 48 games last season while battling an ankle injury in the first half. Ennis is slated to be the Sabres starting center after the offseason trade of Derek Roy to the Dallas Stars.