Sabres call up top prospect Alexander Nylander

(Alexander Nylander with News 4's Tom Martin)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres’ top prospect, Alexander Nylander, has been called up from the minors and is expected to make his NHL debut against his older brother.

Nylander was promoted from AHL Rochester on Monday before Buffalo’s home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose lineup features William Nylander.

Alexander Nylander was selected with the eighth pick in last year’s draft and has nine goals and 18 assists in 62 games with Rochester. The forward also had five goals and seven assists representing Sweden at the world junior championships to finish tied with a tournament-leading 12 points.

William Nylander was the NHL’s rookie of the month for March after scoring four goals and 10 assists in 14 games. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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