Sabres send 10 back to Rochester, drop game against Toronto

The Sabres dropped their second game in as many nights to the Maple Leafs.

Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) makes a glove save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)



Saturday afternoon the Sabres began to slim their training camp roster as the regular season inches closer, sending a dozen players to AHL affiliate Rochester.

Forwards – Eric Cornel, Vaclav Karabacek, Stevie Moses, Kevin Porter

Defensemen – Brycen Martin, Casey Nelson, Devante Stephens

Goaltenders – Jason Kasdorf, Jonas Johansson, Adam Wilcox

The Sabres also sent Cliff Pu back to London of the OHL after an impressive showing in development camp and training camp.

The Sabres now have 36 players (21 forwards, 12 defensemen and three goaltenders) on their training camp roster.


The Sabres hosted Toronto Saturday night, just 24 hours after playing the Leafs in Canada.

Despite some of their biggest names on the ice like Jack Eichel, Evander Kane, Sam Reinhart, Jason Pominville and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, the Sabres fell 3-1.

The blue and gold’s only goal came in the second period when a shot from Ristolainen was deflected in the air off Hudson Fasching’s stick.

Toronto’s goals came from James van Riemsdyk, Kasperi Kapanen, and Nikita Soshnikov. Auston Matthews did not play for the Maple Leafs.

The Sabres next preseason game is Wednesday when they visit the Penguins. 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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