The Sabres defense is going to stay a bit crowded next season.

The team announced the re-signing of defenseman Alexander Sulzer to a one-year deal. Specifics were not immediately available.

Sulzer emerged a bit last season when teamed up with fellow German Christian Ehrhoff and put up three goals and one assist in 17 games. Now he joins a crowded house of mostly inexperienced (at the NHL level at least) blue liners.