The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract terms have not been announced, and the Sabres have not yet confirmed a deal was reached.
The move comes a day before Ehrhoff was eligible from becoming a free agent. And it comes a day after the Sabres gambled that they could sign the seven-year veteran by acquiring his rights in a trade with the New York Islanders.
Negotiations began early Thursday after the team first contacted Ehrhoff in his native Germany.
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