Category Archives: News Release

SABRES ACQUIRE FORWARD LEIER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 17, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Taylor Leier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Justin Bailey.

Leier (5’11”, 180 lbs., 2/15/1994) will join the Rochester Americans (AHL) after recording 19 points (10+9) in 34 AHL games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms so far this season. Now in his fifth professional season, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has totaled 136 points (56+80) in 226 career regular-season games with the Phantoms. In 2017, he was named the Most Valuable Player at the AHL All-Star Classic.

Since being selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Leier has appeared in 55 NHL games, recording seven points (2+5). He spent the entire 2017-18 season with the Flyers, appearing in a career-high 39 NHL games.

SABRES ASSIGN SMITH TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 11, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward C.J. Smith to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

SABRES ASSIGN WILSON TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 9, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Scott Wilson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

SMITH RECALLED FROM ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 31, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward C.J. Smith from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

In his second full professional season, Smith (5’11”, 181 lbs., 12/1/1994) is currently tied for the Amerks’ team lead with 29 points (13+16) in 33 games this season. In his last 10 games for Rochester, Smith has recorded 11 points (6+5) and 38 shots on goal, propelling him into a tie for third in the AHL with 108 shots on goal this season.

In 2017-18, Smith tied for 10th among AHL rookies with 44 points (17+27) in 57 games and was named MVP of the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. The Des Moines, Iowa native recorded one assist in two NHL contests in 2016-17 after the conclusion of his three-year collegiate career at UMass-Lowell, where he was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2015 and garnered Hockey East All-Tournament honors in 2016 and 2017.

SABRES ASSIGN WEDGEWOOD TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 30, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned goaltender Scott Wedgewood to the Rochester Americans (AHL).