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SABRES ACQUIRE SIMMONDS FROM DEVILS

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.


Highlights:

  • Has recorded 498 points in 12 NHL seasons, scoring at least 20 goals six times. Has totaled 21 points (8+13) in 44 games in seven career playoff appearances.
  • Served as an alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers for five seasons (2014-15 to 2018-19) and won the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2019.
  • Represented Canada at the 2013 and 2017 IIHF World Championships, earning a silver medal in 2017.
  • Earned MVP honors at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game after helping lead the Metropolitan Division to the All-Star Game title with three goals.

STATEMENT REGARDING ZACH BOGOSIAN


The Buffalo Sabres have placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers with the intention of terminating his contract.

SABRES RECALL WILSON

The Sabres have recalled forward Scott Wilson from the Rochester Americans (AHL) and assigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to Rochester.


Highlights:

  • Joins the Sabres for his third recall of the season after recording two points (1+1) in four games with the team during his last recall earlier this month.
  • His nine goals in just 29 games with Rochester (AHL) this season rank sixth among all Americans players, and he has recorded four points (2+2) in his last four games played for the Amerks.
  • Won a Hockey East title with UMass-Lowell in 2013 before beginning his professional career and won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2017.

STATEMENT REGARDING ZACH BOGOSIAN


The Buffalo Sabres have suspended defenseman Zach Bogosian due to failure to report to the Rochester Americans.

There will be no further information or comment at this time.

SABRES SIGN TAYLOR LEIER

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Taylor Leier to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.


Highlights:

  • Spent parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers from 2015-16 to 2017-18, totaling five points (1+4) in a career-high 39 NHL games in 2017-18.
  • Has scored seven goals and is tied for second among all Rochester Americans (AHL) skaters with four power-play goals this season.
  • Scored a career-high 22 AHL goals in 2018-19 after splitting the season between Rochester and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
  • Leier will be assigned to Rochester pending waivers.