Niagara Gazette

Pro Sports

April 6, 2012

Sabres assign rookies Foligno, Tropp to Rochester

BUFFALO — The Rochester Americans’ playoff push got a big boost this afternoon, as the Sabres assigned rookie wingers Marcus Foligno and Corey Tropp to their 11th-place AHL affiliate.

Foligno and Tropp had secured regular NHL roles recently, impressing during the Sabres’ run at the postseason, which ended with Thursday’s 2-1 loss in Philadelphia.

The Amerks, two points behind eighth-place Houston for the final Western Conference playoff spot, have five games remaining. They play Saturday in Hamilton and Sunday in Glens Falls.

It’s possible the Sabres will send rookie defensemen T.J. Brennan and Brayden McNabb back after their season ends Saturday in Boston.

The physical Foligno was one of the Sabres’ top forwards following his March 9 recall, compiling six goals, 13 points and a plus-6 rating in 13 games. The 20-year-old played left wing on a lethal line beside Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford.

Meanwhile, the gritty Tropp, the first forward the Sabres recalled this season, had three goals, eight points and an even rating in 34 games. The 22-year-old had been up since Feb. 24. He recently played left wing with Cody Hodgson and Thomas Vanek.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Pro Sports
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page