‘One player who could be attractive to the Sabres is Anaheim right winger Daniel Sprong, who scored 14 goals in 47 games for the Ducks last season. Sprong, 22, was a second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015 and thus has a relationship with both Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill and assistant GM Randy Sexton from their days in Pittsburgh.’
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‘During the offseason, Thompson added strength and size thanks to a high-calorie diet and lifting regiment. He had a strong camp for Buffalo, but still needs work on his overall game which he can do on an every-day basis in Rochester.’
‘Thompson, 21, probably should’ve spent most of the campaign with the Americans. But the Sabres, perhaps to show they had something from the Ryan O’Reilly trade, kept the 6-foot-6 winger in the NHL.’
‘Buffalo does have a number of players that could be placed on injured reserve to start the season.’
‘The Sabres waived forwards Remi Elie, Curtis Lazar, Scott Wilson, and defenseman Casey Nelson. Of the four players waived, Nelson may be the biggest surprise. Last season he played in 38 games with the Sabres, tallying one goal and five assists.’
‘Twenty-one year old Thompson played in 65 games for the Sabres last season with 7 goals and 5 assists.
‘Buffalo now has 26 players on its roster, including defensemen Zach Bogosian (hip), Brandon Montour (hand) and Matt Hunwick (neck), and goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (hip), who are dealing with injuries.’