Signed a one-year NHL contract with the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent on July 17, 2012.
2011-12: Played his eighth professional season overseas with Chekhov Vityaz of the KHL… Finished seventh on the team in scoring with 11 points (4+7) in 36 games and ranked fourth with a career-high 173 PIM
2010-11: Made his return to the Springfield Falcons (AHL), closing out the campaign with 20 points on seven goals and a pro career-high 13 assists in 66 American Hockey League appearances… His 150 PIM were the second-most among Falcons skaters… Skated in three games with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, recording three points on one goal and two assists… 2009-10: Completed his fifth NHL season, second with Florida…Third on the team in PIM with 85, despite playing only 31 games… Fought in four consecutive games (4/03-4/10)… Involved in 12 fights throughout the season… Registered an assist vs. Ottawa on 4/06… Assisted on game-winning goal vs. Carolina on 3/06… Scored his first goal of the season vs. Boston on 2/13… Played in his first game of the season vs. Boston on 12/27… Assigned to Rochester on 12/15 for a conditioning stint… In five games with the Amerks, he scored three goals, including two in his Rochester debut, and racked up seven PIM… Made his Amerks debut on 12/15 against Syracuse, scoring a pair of goals… Suffered a broken orbital bone on 9/15… 2008-09: Completed his fourth NHL season, first with Florida… Recorded an NHL career-high five assists... Netted his first goal as a Panther on 4/11 vs. Washington... Recorded assists at Philadelphia on 4/07, vs. Columbus on 3/21, at Boston on 2/24, vs. Boston on 2/21 and vs. Colorado on 12/21… Made his Panthers debut on 11/28 vs. NY Rangers…. Recorded his first point of the season with an assist vs. Calgary on 10/23... 2007-08: Completed his third NHL season, third with Tampa Bay… Recorded six goals and 10 points in 80 games… Set NHL career-highs in games played (80), goals (6) and points (10)… Ranked fourth on team in hits (199) and penalty minutes (78)… Scored his sixth goal of the season and tied his season-high with four shots NY Islanders on 3/11... Logged a season-high 15:37 of ice time Nashville on 2/07… Netted the game-winner at St. Louis on 2/05… Netted a goal and added an assist vs. Ottawa on 1/24… Netted two goals at Florida on 1/12... Recorded two assists vs. Montreal on 12/27... 2006-07: Spent his first full season with Tampa Bay... Ranked third on the team with 80 PIM... Played in 77 games and recorded five goals and four assists... Logged a season-high 14:28 of ice time vs. Florida on 4/06... Recorded the first multi-point game (1+1) of his career at Calgary on 3/10… Scored the game-winning goal in a shootout, his first career attempt at Washington on 3/01... Recorded his first career game-winner at New Jersey on 2/11... Scored his first career NHL goal vs. Washington on 11/28... 2007 PLAYOFFS: Played in all six games, averaging 6:13 of ice time per game and recording 10 penalty minutes… 2005-06: Recorded his first NHL career assist at Toronto on 11/05... Made his NHL debut on vs. Atlanta on 10/20... Played 12 games with Tampa Bay, recording one assist... Played in 68 games with Springfield (AHL), posting pro career-highs in goals (14) and points (23)… Ranked fourth on team in penalty minutes (100)... 2004-05: Made his pro debut with Springfield and played in all 80 games... Scored seven goals and 17 points with 176 PIM, finishing his rookie campaign fifth on the team in that category… Scored a pair of power play goals... Signed with Tampa Bay July 30, 2004... 2003-04: Finished his WHL career with Lethbridge in 2003-04, scoring 26 goals and 23 assists in 71 games... Led Hurricanes in goals and was tied for first in points... Ranked second on team in power-play goals (7)... 2002-03: Split the 2002-03 season between Kelowna and Lethbridge, playing in a combined 69 games and recording 9 goals and 20 assists... 2001-02: Entered the WHL with Vancouver in 2001-02, appearing in 10 games and scoring one goal... Began season with Drayton Valley of the AJHL, skating in 20 games and recording seven goals and four assists before entering the WHL.