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SABRES ACQUIRE DESLAURIERS, FASCHING IN TRADE WITH KINGS

Buffalo trades for prospects in exchange for Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and two draft picks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 5, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired forwards Nicolas Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Brayden McNabb, forward Jonathan Parker and two second-round draft picks. The draft picks, acquired by Buffalo in a trade with Los Angeles for Robyn Regehr at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline, are for the 2014 and 2015 NHL Entry Drafts.

Deslauriers (6’1”, 230 lbs., 2/22/91) has led the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) in goals (18) and shots (217) this season, totaling 39 points (18+21) through 60 games in his first professional season as a forward. Despite spending the season at left wing, the LaSalle, Quebec native played his first two AHL seasons with the Monarchs as a defenseman, tallying 37 points (5+32) in 128 games and leading Monarchs defensemen with 80 penalty minutes in 2012-13. Before his selection in the third round (84th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Deslauriers posted prolific numbers as a defenseman with Rouyn-Noranda and Gatineau (QMJHL), recording 127 points (35+92) in 223 games on the blue line.

Fasching (6’2”, 213 lbs., 7/28/95), was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Currently playing for the University of Minnesota (Big Ten), Fasching ranks third on the team and seventh in the conference with 27 points (12+15) through 31 games in his freshman campaign. Prior to his career with the Golden Gophers, Fasching spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team (USHL), where he played in 62 games and tallied 32 points (11+21).

SABRES RECALL FORWARD PHIL VARONE

McNabb, Porter assigned to Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 22, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Phil Varone from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced it has assigned defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Kevin Porter to Rochester.

Varone (12/4/90, 5’10”, 185 lbs) joins the Sabres for his first career call-up after joining the Americans on a one-year AHL contract prior to the 2011-12 season and then subsequently signing a three-year, entry-level NHL contract in March 2012. Since his breakout season in 2011-12, in which he led the Amerks in scoring with 52 points (11+41) through 76 regular-season games, Varone has recorded 120 points (30+90) in 176 career AHL games played. Varone again leads the 2013-14 Amerks in scoring with 33 points (8+25) through 38 games.

Prior to joining the Amerks in 2011-12, Varone played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), with stints with the Kitchener Rangers, London Knights and Erie Otters. The Vaughn, Ontario native was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

SABRES RECALL MCNABB, ASSIGN PLAYERS TO ROCHESTER

Grigorenko loaned to Quebec; Hodgson activated from IR

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 11, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Brayden McNabb from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced several other roster moves: Forward Johan Larsson and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen have been assigned to the Americans; Forward Mikhail Grigorenko has been loaned to the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) and forward Cody Hodgson has been activated from IR.

McNabb (1/21/91, 6’4”, 207 lbs) re-joins the Sabres after being assigned to Rochester yesterday to play in the Amerks’ game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is tied with Chad Ruhwedel to lead all Amerks defensemen with 15 points (3+12) in 20 AHL games this season. McNabb, who has played in seven games with the Sabres in 2013-14, has recorded eight points (1+7) in 32 career NHL games. The Sabres drafted the Davidson, Saskatchewan native in the third round (66th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

SABRES RECALL McNABB, LARSSON

Hodgson placed on injured reserve

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 1, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team today recalled defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Johan Larsson from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced that forward Cody Hodgson has been placed on injured reserve.

McNabb (1/21/91, 6’4”, 207 lbs) re-joins the Sabres after being assigned to Rochester on Dec. 17. He leads all Amerks defensemen with 15 points (3+12) in 19 AHL games this season. McNabb, who has played in five games with the Sabres in 2013-14, has recorded eight points (1+7) in 30 career NHL games. The Sabres drafted the Davidson, Saskatchewan native in the third round (66th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Larsson (7/25/92, 5’11”, 206 lbs) returns to the Sabres after last being assigned to Rochester on Dec. 24 to join the Americans for three Spengler Cup games, in which he recorded one assist. He has played in 13 AHL games for the Amerks during his time in Rochester this season, notching nine points (2+7). Through parts of two NHL seasons, Larsson has played in 18 games for the Sabres and the Minnesota Wild, tallying one assist. The Sabres acquired Larsson as part of a trade with the Wild in April 2013.

SABRES RECALL PORTER, RUHWEDEL

Pysyk, McNabb and Adam assigned to Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 17, 2013) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced it has assigned defensemen Mark Pysyk and Brayden McNabb and forward Luke Adam to Rochester.

Porter (3/12/86, 5’11”, 194 lbs) re-joins the Sabres after being assigned to Rochester in October. While playing for the Americans, Porter appeared in 13 games and tallied 10 points (6+4). In six NHL seasons with Phoenix, Colorado and Buffalo, Porter has played in 203 games, recording 54 points (29+25). He signed a two-year contract with the Sabres in July 2012.

Ruhwedel (5/7/90, 5’11”, 181 lbs) joins the Sabres for his first call-up of the season after being assigned to Rochester at the close of training camp. He last played for the Sabres in a seven-game stint at the end of the 2012-13 season. In 26 games with the Americans this season, Ruhwedel has logged 14 points (4+10) and 12 penalty minutes. The Sabres signed the undrafted free agent to a two-year, entry-level contract in April 2013.