'With the moves, the Sabres roster is now at 27 players. Buffalo needs to get down to 23 by Tuesday at 3 p.m.'
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'Stafford played at North Dakota and is expected to be a solid, two-way winger in the American Hockey League. He was pointless in his one NHL preseason game with the Sabres. MacArthur scored 21 goals, 32 assists and 53 points to finish second in team scoring for the Amerks last season.'
'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has assigned forwards Drew Stafford and Clarke MacArthur to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.'
'"When it comes down to crunch time, I just hope there's something that will put me over the top," forward Chris Thorburn said. "I hope I'm the name that everyone remembers."'
'Bartlett flew into Rochester, Buffalo's American League affiliate on Tuesday at the request of the Sabres. He met with officials and watched a preseason game on Wednesday night, then drove to Buffalo for further meetings on Thursday before heading back to Rochester that evening. Although now encouraged that the Sabres could be sending some players Bakersfield's way, Bartlett said details remained to be ironed out and it would be sometime next week before that could be accomplished.'
‘Daniel Briere was back on the ice after suffering a hip-flexor injury. He is planning on playing in the back-to-back games against Pittsburgh. Jochen Hecht did not practice due to a groin problem.’
'Now the rest of the hockey world does too, which means Buffalo will start the new season with the kind of expectations that come from tasting success and being rewarded with big raises. In other words, the Sabres, who went through minimal personnel changes this summer, won't be sneaking up on anybody as they did much of last season.'
'Michael Gilbert, the Sabres public relations director, called the team's financial support of the three organizations a "natural fit" for the team. "We're always trying to give back to the community," he said. "Those three groups need the support, and it helps us give back to three groups that have an affinity for skating and what we do."'
'Buffalo Sabres left wing Jochen Hecht missed the second half of Wednesday's practice with a groin strain, but he's not expected to miss much time, if any.'