Sabres slash roster by seven

Via: AP

'Askey is expected to spend this season playing behind former Michigan State sensation Ryan Miller, who signed a two-year contract with Buffalo in August. Fitzpatrick, 27, also played in Rochester last season. The Rochester native had 12 points and 83 penalty minutes in 60 games with the Americans. Also sent to Rochester were forwards Jason Botterill, Sean McMorrow and Chris Taylor, along with defenseman Radoslav Hecl. In addition, 19-year-old forward Derek Roy was returned to his junior team, the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.'