Sabres hope patient approach yields more dividends


‘Year after year, the Sabres bring up young players for a few games, then return them for more seasoning. Right wing Mark Mancari, left wing Marc-Andre Gragnani and defensemen Mike Weber and Mike Funk are among the prospects who have gotten a taste of the NHL. Clarke MacArthur (56 games) and Patrick Kaleta (47 games) no longer have NHL rookie status, but are other examples of players the Sabres have brought along slowly and who more than likely will wear the Buffalo uniform this season.’