Niagara Gazette

Pro Sports

September 26, 2011

Foligno, Kassian assigned to Amerks

BUFFALO — Forward prospects Marcus Foligno, Zack Kassian and Corey Tropp were among the 16 players the Sabres assigned to the AHL Rochester Americans on Monday.

The Sabres also assigned forwards Ales Kotalik, Jonathan Parker, Michael Ryan, Colin Stuart, Phil Varone and Derek Whitmore; defensemen T.J. Brennan, Joe Finley, Brayden McNabb, Shaone Morrisonn, Dennis Persson and Drew Schiestel; goalie Drew MacIntyre.

MacIntyre, Ryan and Stuart must clear waivers. Whitmore passed through Monday. Goalie David Leggio, who was waived Saturday, hasn’t officially been sent down yet.

The Sabres now have 25 players — 15 forwards, seven defenseman and three goalies — in training camp.

Foligno and Kassian, two of the team’s highest-touted youngsters, went pointless in four preseason games each. The 20-years-olds are beginning their first professional seasons.

Meanwhile, the less-heralded Tropp impressed, scoring a goal in three appearances. The 22-year-old had 10 goals, 40 points and 113 penalty minutes last season in Portland.

“It looks like he’s skating as well as I’ve ever seen him skate,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said after Tropp scored Friday in Toronto. “He’s got the tools to play. I think he made a big statement that he can definitely add depth to this hockey club.”

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Pro Sports
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Opinion
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