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Bogosian suspended by Sabres for failing to report to AHL

Defenseman who cleared waivers has five points in 19 games this season

by @NHLdotcom

Zach Bogosian was suspended by the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

The defenseman failed to report to Rochester of the American Hockey League after he cleared waivers this weekend.

The 29-year-old has five points (one goal, four assists) and is averaging 16:50 of ice time in 19 games for the Sabres this season since returning to the lineup Nov. 24 after offseason hip surgery. Bogosian had 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) in 65 games for Buffalo last season, the most games he's played since 65 with the Winnipeg Jets in 2011-12.

He is in the final season of a seven-year, $36 million contract ($5.14 million average annual value) he signed with the Jets on July 29, 2013.

Bogosian is in his sixth season with the Sabres since being acquired in a trade with the Jets on Feb. 11, 2015, with forward Evander Kane, for defenseman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford, Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux, and a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft that was used by the Jets to select forward Jack Roslovic.

Chosen by the Atlanta Thrashers with the No. 3 pick in 2008 NHL Draft, Bogosian has 194 points (53 goals, 141 assists) in 636 NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers, Jets and Sabres.

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