The Buffalo Sabres, after enduring a stretch of four preseason games in six days, have reduced their roster to a more workable 39 players with less than two weeks to go before the start of the regular season. The club assigned seven players on NHL contracts (forwards Filip Cederqvist, Aleksandr Kisakov, Tyson Kozak, Olivier Nadeau, Viktor Neuchev, Linus Weissbach, and defenseman Nikita Novikov) to the AHL Rochester Americans, who began their training camp on Monday.
The club also assigned 14 players who are signed to AHL deals (forwards Christopher Brown, Riley Fiddler-Schultz, Damien Giroux, Mason Jobst, Dominick Mersch, Michael Mersch, Graham Slaggert, Brendan Warren, defensemen Brandon Fortunato, Chris Jandric, Zach Metsa, Ethan Prow, Nicolas Savoie, and goaltender Michael Houser) to minor-league camp.
The roster currently stands at:
21 forwards: Zach Benson, Brandon Biro, Dylan Cozens, Zemgus Girgensons, Jordan Greenway, Tyson Jost, Peyton Krebs, Jiri Kulich, Casey Mittelstadt, Brett Murray, Kyle Okposo, Victor Olofsson, JJ Peterka, Jack Quinn, Justin Richards, Isak Rosen, Lukas Rousek, Matt Savoie, Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson, Alex Tuch
13 Defensemen: Jacob Bryson, Joseph Cecconi, Kale Clague, Connor Clifton, Rasmus Dahlin, Jeremy Davies, Erik Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Henri Jokiharju, Vsevolod Komarov, Owen Power, Mattias Samuelsson, Riley Stillman
5 Goalies: Eric Comrie, Devin Cooley, Devon Levi, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Dustin Tokarski
NHL clubs have to cut down to 23 players (or less) by Monday, October 9.