Sabres assign 12 players to AHL, return two to juniors

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that 12 players have been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Forwards Colin Jacobs, Eric Locke, Jonathon McGuire, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski and Frederick Roy, defensemen Alex Lepkowski and Matt Mackenzie and goaltenders Connor Knapp, Nathan Lieuwen and Andrey Makarov are now with the Amerks. Defenseman Nick Crawford, pending waivers, will also be assigned to Rochester.

Additionally, defenseman Brady Austin and forward Peter Trainor have been returned to their junior clubs. Austin plays for the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League while Trainor is with Rimouski Oceanic.