Maine Hockey Journal

Sabres send 14 players to Portland

Portland, ME – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have assigned 14 players to the Portland Pirates of the American League. In addition, defenseman Ryan Stokes and goaltender Glenn Fisher have both been released from their training camp tryouts. The moves leave the Sabres with 33 players remaining in camp: 19 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders.

Heading to Portland are: forwards Paul Byron, Tyler Ennis, Brad Larsen, Maxime Legault, Mark McCutcheon, Kyle Rank, Travis Turnbull and Derek Whitmore; defensemen T.J. Brennan, Matt Generous, Mike Kostka, Dennis Persson and Drew Schiestel; and goaltender J.P. Lamoureux.

Big names still with Buffalo are Jhonas Enroth, Tim Kennedy and Nathan Gerbe.

Sabres’ head coach Lindy Ruff had high praise for his youngsters as they compete for one of the openings on Buffalo’s roster

Pirates training camp opens on Friday at Portland Ice Arena. They won’t have much time to get ready as Lowell comes to town the following night for a preseason game at PIA.

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