The Buffalo Sabres cut their roster by five players Monday when it returned five players to their junior hockey teams.
Among those returned to their Canadian Hockey League club was forward Justin Bailey, a Buffalo native selected by the team in the second round (No. 52) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He'll return to the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League for a second season.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie