Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have assigned 14 players to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.
Assigned 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.
The group includes Sabres first rounders Ennis (26th overall in 2008) and Persson (24th overall in 2006) as well as second round picks Brennan (31st overall in 2007) and Schiestel (59th overall in 2007). Six of the players re-assigned today suited up for the Pirates last season including Rank (44-1-7-8-16), Turnbull (3-0-0-0-5), Whitmore (77-11-11-22-17), Generous (4-1-0-1-13), Kostka (80-4-26-30-33) and Persson (8-0-2-2-6).
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.
Courtesy Portland Pirates