The Buffalo Sabres opened their development camp on Sunday with a series of on-ice drills, but while 13th overall pick Zach Benson and nearly all the club’s 2023 Draft selections participated, GM Kevyn Adams revealed that the club was holding a number of their top prospects out of the five-day camp.
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2022 first-rounders Matthew Savoie, Noah Ostlund, and Jiri Kulich, winger Isak Rosen, goalie Devon Levi, and defenseman Vsevolod Komarov were all excused due to nagging injuries or long gruelling campaigns in the Calder Cup Playoffs, Memorial Cup or World Championships. In the case of some of the players, Adams explained that it did not make sense to have the European players head home for a couple of weeks, only to come back for a camp they played in last summer.
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