Post-Game Report: 10/18 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(3-4-0)
2 2 0 - - 4  36
Sabres
(1-5-0)
0 0  0 - -  0  32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres have now been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 9, 2013 at Philadelphia (Jeff Hackett) and Oct. 11, 2003 vs. NY Islanders (Rick DiPietro). Buffalo has never been shut out in three consecutive games.
  • According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Sabres have suffered shutouts in consecutive home games for just the second time in franchise history. The last time came on Feb. 17, 1972 vs. Pittsburgh (Jim Rutherford) and Feb. 20, 1972 vs. Montreal (Ken Dryden).
  • Tyler Myers led the team in ice time for the sixth consecutive game. He ranks 10th in the league with an average ice time of 25:49 per game.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Cody Hodgson

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Bruins head coach Claude Julien

Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg

Game Preview: 10/18/14 vs. BOS

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Friday, October 17
Florida 1 at Buffalo 0
Goals: Bergenheim
Goalie: Enroth (34 saves/35 shots)
PP: 0/5; PK: 5/5; Shots: Florida 35 – Buffalo 26

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 20)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Matt Hackett (lower body, Oct. 9; injured reserve) – 5 games
Patrick Kaleta (upper body, Oct. 9; injured reserve) – 5 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
10/16:
Assigned D Jake McCabe and D Mark Pysyk to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Wednesday, Oct. 22:
Buffalo at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23: Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25: Buffalo at San Jose, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28: Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
BRUINS at SABRES

  • This is the first of four meetings between the Sabres and Bruins this season.
  • Next meeting: Thursday, Oct. 30 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games vs. the Bruins; 6-3-1 at home.
  • This is the 274th game all-time between Buffalo and Boston; Buffalo has a 119-114-40 series record.
  • The Sabres are 73-44-21 at home against the Bruins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 10-4-3 all-time on October 18.
  • October 18, 1970: Gerry Meehan scores the first Sabres goal at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium at 5:48 of the second period against Pittsburgh. The Sabres and Penguins combine for 90 penalty minutes in a 1-1 tie, the first in Sabres history. The Sabres would account for 58 minutes, while Reg Fleming alone picked up 39 penalty minutes in the game.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Entering tonight, Buffalo has won two straight home games against Boston for the first time since 2011-12. With a win tonight, the Sabres will have beaten the Bruins in Buffalo three times in a row for the first time since they won four straight from March 30, 2008 to April 11, 2009.
  • The Bruins and Sabres have had 11 games decided in shootout (Sabres are 5-6), tying for the Sabres’ highest mark against any opponent (Ottawa, 7-4 and New Jersey, 7-4).
  • Brian Flynn recorded a goal and an assist in each of his last two home games against the Bruins.
  • Marcus Foligno recorded five points (1+4) in five games against the Bruins last season.
  • Brian Gionta (13+12 in 46 GP) and Drew Stafford (12+13 in 42 GP) tie to lead the Sabres with 25 career points against the Bruins.

BACK AND FORTH
Neither of these teams has won consecutive games against the other since the 2011-12 season, when Boston won the first and last two matchups, with Buffalo winning games three and four. They have traded wins in the 10 games in the last two seasons. The Sabres will look to continue the pattern with a win tonight.

Season Date Home Team Winner
2012-13 1/31/13 Boston BUF, 7-4
2012-13 2/10/13 Buffalo BOS, 3-1
2012-13 2/15/13 Buffalo BUF, 4-2
2012-13 3/31/13 Buffalo BOS, 2-0
2012-13 4/17/13 Boston BUF, 3-2 (SO)
2013-14 10/23/13 Buffalo BOS, 5-2
2013-14 12/19/13 Buffalo BUF, 4-2
2013-14 12/21/13 Boston BOS, 4-1
2013-14 2/26/14 Buffalo BUF, 5-4 (OT)
2013-14 4/12/14 Boston BOS, 4-1

EXPANDED ROLE FOR MYERS
Tyler Myers
has led all Sabres skaters in ice time in each of the team’s five games and ranks 10th in the league with an average of 26:28 per game. His 29:25 last Tuesday at CAR was his highest total since his career-high 31:05 on Jan. 14, 2012 at NYI. Myers last led the Sabres in ice time in a season in his rookie season of 2009-10, when he averaged 23:44 per game.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game wraps up Buffalo’s second of 18 sets of back-to-back games this season, which began with a 1-0 loss vs. FLA last night. The Sabres are 0-2-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 1-0-0 in the second game. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to- back sets is: four points (0), three points (0), two points (1), one point (0) and zero points (0).

A NEW LOOK
Only 10 of the 20 Sabres players who dressed for the first game of the 2013-14 season appeared on the team’s 2014-15 opening day roster. Only six players on this year’s opening day roster suited up for the team in the season-opener two years ago: Tyler Ennis, Jhonas Enroth, Marcus Foligno, Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford

A FRESH FACE
With his debut on Thursday vs. CBJ, Sam Reinhart became the seventh 18-year-old ever to dress for the Sabres and the fourth to do so on opening day. The Sabres have now had an 18-year-old in the opening day lineup each of the last three years (2013-14: Rasmus Ristolainen; 2012-13: Mikhail Grigorenko).

YOUNGEST SABRES DEBUTS

Player Season Age First Game
Pierre Turgeon 1987-88 18 years, 41 days 10/8/87 vs. Minnesota
Nikita Zadorov 2013-14 18 years, 187 days 10/19/13 vs. Colorado
Jay McKee 1995-96 18 years, 215 days 4/10/96 vs. Ottawa
Mikhail Grigorenko 2012-13 18 years, 249 days 1/20/13 vs. Philadelphia
Wayne Primeau 1994-95 18 years, 333 days 5/3/95 vs. New Jersey
Sam Reinhart 2014-15 18 years, 338 days 10/9/14 vs. Columbus
Rasmus Ristolainen 2013-14 18 years, 340 days 10/2/13 at Detroit

FEARLESS LEADERS

  • Brian Gionta has been selected to wear the captain’s “C” for the Sabres in 2014-15, becoming the 19th full-season captain in franchise history (excludes rotating captaincies in 2003-04 and 2007-08).
  • Gionta, who spent the last four seasons as captain of the Montreal Canadiens, will be the 27th player to wear the captain’s “C” for at least a one-month period.
  • Josh Gorges and Matt Moulson were named the team’s alternate captains.

2014-15 ROSTER NOTES
Of the 23 players on Buffalo’s opening night roster:

  • 10 were originally drafted by the Sabres — seven were first-round Buffalo selections (Stafford, 2004; Myers and Ennis, 2008; Girgensons, 2012; Ristolainen and Zadorov, 2013; Reinhart, 2014), two were second-round picks (Enroth and Weber, 2006) and one was a fourth-round pick (Foligno, 2009)
  • Six were acquired in trades: Deslauriers, Gorges, Hodgson, Mitchell, Neuvirth, Stewart
  • Seven were signed as free agents: Benoit, Flynn, Gionta, Meszaros, McCormick, Moulson, Strachan
  • 17 played in Buffalo at some point last season
  • Six are new to the Sabres this season: Benoit, Gionta, Gorges, Meszaros, Reinhart, Strachan
  • Three are opening the season on an NHL roster for the first time in their careers: Deslauriers, Reinhart, Zadorov

BUF-BOS CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:         

  • Daniel Paille was a part of the Sabres’ organization from 2002-2009. He was selected in the first round (20th overall) by the Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He played 195 games for the Sabres, recording 77 points (35+42). He played 153 games for the Rochester Americans, where he also recorded 77 points (35+42).
  • Joe Sacco served as an assistant coach for the Sabres during the 2013-14 season.

Ted Nolan:

  • Coached Brad Marchand for the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) during the 2005-06 season.

Andre Benoit:          

  • Played with Chris Kelly for the Ottawa Senators during the 2010-11 season.
  • He and Gregory Campbell were teammates for the Kitchener Rangers during the 2002-03 season.

Jhonas Enroth:          

  • Played with Loui Eriksson for Team Sweden at the 2014 Olympics as well as the 2011 and 2012 World Hockey Championships.

Marcus Foligno:

  • Played with Dougie Hamilton for Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship held in Buffalo.

Josh Gorges:

  • Played with Patrice Bergeron for Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championship.

Andrej Meszaros:

  • Played for the Bruins during the 2013-14 season, recording five points (2+3) over 14 games before adding a pair of assists in four playoff appearances.
  • Played alongside Zdeno Chara for the Ottawa Senators during the 2005-06 season.
  • Played with Chris Kelly for the Ottawa Senators from 2005-2008.  The two, along with Zdeno Chara, were also reunited with the Bruins during the 2013-14 season.
  • Played with Simon Gagne during the 2012-13 season.

Nikita Zadorov:

  • Played with Seth Griffith for the London Knights during the 2012-13 season.

Hometown Connections:         

  • Cody Hodgson, Reilly Smith, Chris Kelly and Dougie Hamilton are all natives of Toronto, Ontario.
  • Tyler Ennis and Johnny Boychuk are from Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Mike Weber and Matt Bartkowski were both born in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Cody McCormick and Gregory Campbell are both from London, Ontario.

2006 Entry Draft:
Michael Neuvirth
(34th overall), Jhonas Enroth (46th overall), Mike Weber (57th overall) and Milan Lucic (50th overall) were all selected in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Deslauriers (19), Weber (18), Foligno (13)
Blocked Shots: Gorges (22), Benoit (12), Weber (11)
Shots: Gionta/Stewart (11), Moulson/Girgensons/Myers (10)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
1-4-0 (2), 8/18, 0/15, 19/22

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-0; 97-98 all-time)
N/A

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-0; 58-46 all-time)
October 14 at Carolina: W, 4-3 (GDG-Girgensons)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played

Torrey Mitchell … 3 games … 100 career games played
Assists
Tyler Ennis … 3 assists … 100 career assists
Tyler Myers … 3 assists … 100 career assists
Points
Josh Gorges … 2 points … 100 career points
Torrey Mitchell … 8 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
Matt Moulson … 400 career games played … Oct. 13 vs. ANA

Post-Game Report: 10/17 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(1-2-1)
0 1 0 - - 1 35
Sabres
(1-4-0)
0 0  0 - -  0 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his 34-save performance tonight, Jhonas Enroth is now 1-1-1 in three career games against the Panthers with a .974 save percentage and a 0.97 goals-against average.
  • Tonight’s game was the 44th regular-season 1-0 game in franchise history. The Sabres are now 25-19 in these games.
  • Enroth now has a 3-3 record in games that finished 1-0:
    • 11/24/10: 28-save loss vs. PIT
    • 3/30/11:  23-save win vs. NYR
    • 11/18/11: 34-save win at CAR
    • 4/13/13: 29-save win vs. PHI
    • 11/30/13: 23-save loss at NJD
    • 10/17/14: 34-save loss vs. FLA
  • Tyler Myers led the Sabres in ice time for the fifth-straight game with a TOI of 26:42. Through five games, Myers has averaged a career-high 26:28.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim

Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson

Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo

Game Preview: 10/17/14 vs. FLA

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Tuesday, October 14
Buffalo 4 at Carolina 3 (SO)
Goals: Foligno (2), Mitchell; GDG- Girgensons
Goalie: Enroth (22 saves/25 shots)
PP: 0/2; PK: 3/3; Shots: Buffalo 26 – Carolina 25

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 18)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Matt Hackett (lower body, Oct. 9; injured reserve) – 4 games
Patrick Kaleta (upper body, Oct. 9; injured reserve) – 4 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
10/16:
Assigned D Jake McCabe and D Mark Pysyk to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Saturday, Oct. 18:
Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22: Buffalo at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23: Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25: Buffalo at San Jose, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28: Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
PANTHERS at SABRES

  • This is the first of five meetings between the Sabres and Panthers this season.
  • Next meeting: Saturday, Dec. 6 at Florida
  • The Sabres are 3-4-3 in their last 10 games vs. the Panthers; 4-5-1 at home.
  • This is the 80th game all-time between Buffalo and Florida; Buffalo has a 44-28-7 series record.
  • The Sabres are 24-12-4 at home against the Panthers all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 9-12-1 all-time on October 17.
  • October 17, 1974: Lee Fogolin and Don Luce score goals four seconds apart in the third period as the Sabres defeat the California Golden Seals, 6-1.
  • October 17, 1990: Gilbert Perreault’s number 11 is raised to the rafters at Memorial Auditorium, making Perreault the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Panthers are in the midst of their first ever winning streak in Buffalo, having won the last three matchups at First Niagara Center.
  • Buffalo will look to avoid losing four consecutive games to the Panthers for the first time in franchise history.
  • Jhonas Enroth faced the Panthers twice last season, stopping 78 of 80 shots to go 1-0-1 with a 0.96 goals-against average and a .975 save percentage.
  • Drew Stafford has recorded three assists in the last three games.
  • Marcus Foligno recorded his fourth career two-goal game on Tuesday at CAR and enters tonight’s game with three points (2+1) in three games.
  • Brian Gionta leads all Sabres with 28 points (18+10) in 39 career games against the Panthers.

YOUNG GUNS ON DISPLAY
According to Elias Sports Bureau, tonight will be the earliest date in the season for the first game featuring the top two picks in the most recent NHL draft since Oct. 11, 1997, when the Boston Bruins and Joe Thornton played the Sharks and Patrick Marleau in San Jose.

Draft No. 1 Overall No. 2 Overall Date of Game Combined GPBefore Game
1997 Joe Thornton (BOS) Patrick Marleau (SJS) 10/11/1997 4
2003 Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT) Eric Staal (CAR) 10/22/2003 6
2014 Aaron Ekblad (FLA) Sam Reinhart (BUF) 10/17/2014 7

EXPANDED ROLE FOR MYERS
Tyler Myers
has led all Sabres skaters in ice time in each of the team’s four games and ranked eighth in the league through Wednesday’s games with an average of 26:24 per game. His 29:25 on Tuesday at CAR was his highest total since his career-high 31:05 on Jan. 14, 2012 at NYI. Myers last led the Sabres in ice time in a season in his rookie season of 2009-10, when he averaged 23:44 per game.

PUTTING IN TOUGH MINUTES
Through Wednesday’s games, Josh Gorges (18.2%) and Tyler Myers (28.6%) rank first and 12th, respectively, in lowest offensive-zone start percentage among NHL defensemen. Despite this – and despite facing the toughest competition among Sabres defensemen by any metric – the pair lead all Sabres defensemen in both plus/minus and possession stats (corsi and fenwick) through four games. – Stats courtesy of war-on-ice.com.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game opens up Buffalo’s second of 18 sets of back-to-back games this season, which will conclude when the Sabres host the Bruins tomorrow night. The Sabres are 0-1-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 1-0-0 in the second game. Buffalo’s point breakdown in back-to- back sets is: four points (0), three points (0), two points (1), one point (0) and zero points (0).

A NEW LOOK
Only 10 of the 20 Sabres players who dressed for the first game of the 2013-14 season appeared on the team’s 2014-15 opening day roster. Only six players on this year’s opening day roster suited up for the team in the season-opener two years ago: Tyler Ennis, Jhonas Enroth, Marcus Foligno, Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford

A FRESH FACE
With his debut on Thursday vs. CBJ, Sam Reinhart became the seventh 18-year-old ever to dress for the Sabres and the fourth to do so on opening day. The Sabres have now had an 18-year-old in the opening day lineup each of the last three years (2013-14: Rasmus Ristolainen; 2012-13: Mikhail Grigorenko).

YOUNGEST SABRES DEBUTS

Player Season Age First Game
Pierre Turgeon 1987-88 18 years, 41 days 10/8/87 vs. Minnesota
Nikita Zadorov 2013-14 18 years, 187 days 10/19/13 vs. Colorado
Jay McKee 1995-96 18 years, 215 days 4/10/96 vs. Ottawa
Mikhail Grigorenko 2012-13 18 years, 249 days 1/20/13 vs. Philadelphia
Wayne Primeau 1994-95 18 years, 333 days 5/3/95 vs. New Jersey
Sam Reinhart 2014-15 18 years, 338 days 10/9/14 vs. Columbus
Rasmus Ristolainen 2013-14 18 years, 340 days 10/2/13 at Detroit

FEARLESS LEADERS

  • Brian Gionta has been selected to wear the captain’s “C” for the Sabres in 2014-15, becoming the 19th full-season captain in franchise history (excludes rotating captaincies in 2003-04 and 2007-08).
  • Gionta, who spent the last four seasons as captain of the Montreal Canadiens, will be the 27th player to wear the captain’s “C” for at least a one-month period.
  • Josh Gorges and Matt Moulson were named the team’s alternate captains.

2014-15 ROSTER NOTES
Of the 23 players on Buffalo’s opening night roster:

  • 10 were originally drafted by the Sabres — seven were first-round Buffalo selections (Stafford, 2004; Myers and Ennis, 2008; Girgensons, 2012; Ristolainen and Zadorov, 2013; Reinhart, 2014), two were second-round picks (Enroth and Weber, 2006) and one was a fourth-round pick (Foligno, 2009)
  • Six were acquired in trades: Deslauriers, Gorges, Hodgson, Mitchell, Neuvirth, Stewart
  • Seven were signed as free agents: Benoit, Flynn, Gionta, Meszaros, McCormick, Moulson, Strachan
  • 17 played in Buffalo at some point last season
  • Six are new to the Sabres this season: Benoit, Gionta, Gorges, Meszaros, Reinhart, Strachan
  • Three are opening the season on an NHL roster for the first time in their careers: Deslauriers, Reinhart, Zadorov

BUF-FLA CONNECTIONS
Marcus Foligno:

  • Played with Erik Gudbranson and Dylan Olsen for Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship held in Buffalo.

Cody Hodgson:

  • Played with Roberto Luongo for the Vancouver Canucks from 2010-2012.
  • Represented Team Canada alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Erik Gudbranson at the 2014 World Championship.

Andrej Meszaros:

  • Played with Jussi Jokinen for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2008-2010.
  • Teammates with Shawn Thornton for the Boston Bruins during the 2013-14 season.

Torrey Mitchell:

  • Played with Brian Campbell for the San Jose Sharks during the 2007-08 season.

Matt Moulson:

  • Played with Al Montoya for the New York Islanders from 2010-2013. Brad Boyes was also a member of the club during the 2012-13 season.
  • Played with Sean Bergenheim for the New York Islanders during the 2009-10 season.

Michal Neuvirth:            

  • Played with Tomas Fleischmann for the Washington Capitals from 2008-2012.

Drew Stafford:                                                                   

  • Played with Al Montoya for Team USA at the 2004 World Junior Championship as well as the 2009 World Hockey Championship.

Tyson Strachan:                                    

  • Played for Florida from 2011-2013, tallying seven points (1+6) in 53 games for the Panthers.
  • Teammates with Brad Boyes from 2008-2011 as members of the St. Louis Blues.

Former Sabres:

  • Drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Brian Campbell played in Buffalo for parts of eight seasons (1999-00 – 2007-08). As a member of the Sabres, Campbell tallied 176 points (32+144) in 391 games. Campbell was selected as an NHL All-Star in 2007 and 2008.
  • Brad Boyes skated as a member of the Sabres from 2010-2012. During his two seasons in Buffalo, Boyes played in 86 games, recording 37 points (13+24).

2004 Entry Draft:

  • Drew Stafford (13th overall), Andrej Meszaros (24th overall) and Al Montoya (4th overall) were all taken in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

2010 Entry Draft:

  • Mark Pysyk (23rd overall), Erik Gudbranson (3rd overall) and Nick Bjugstad (19th overall) were all first-round draft picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

2013 Entry Draft:

  • Rasmus Ristolainen (8th overall), Nikita Zadorov (16th overall) and Alexander Barkov (2nd overall) were all selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

2014 Entry Draft:

  • Sam Reinhart (2nd overall) and Aaron Ekblad (1st overall) were the top two picks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. They also played together for Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championship.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Weber (16), Deslauriers (15), Foligno/Girgensons (9)
Blocked Shots: Gorges (19), Benoit (12), Weber (9)
Shots: Stewart (10), Gionta/Girgensons (9), Stafford (7)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
1-3-0 (2), 8/17, 0/10, 14/17

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-0; 97-98 all-time)
N/A

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-0; 58-46 all-time)
October 14 at Carolina: W, 4-3 (GDG-Girgensons)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played

Torrey Mitchell … 4 games … 100 career games played
Assists
Tyler Ennis … 3 assists … 100 career assists
Tyler Myers … 3 assists … 100 career assists
Points
Josh Gorges … 2 points … 100 career points
Torrey Mitchell … 8 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
Drew Stafford … 300 career points … Oct. 11 at CHI
Matt Moulson … 400 career games played … Oct. 13 vs. ANA

SABRES ASSIGN MCCABE, PYSYK TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 16, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk to the Rochester Americans (AHL).