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Borgen assigned to Rochester

Amerks play at Syracuse tonight

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres announced this morning that defenseman William Borgen has been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the AHL. 

Borgen was recalled Friday morning to serve as the extra defenseman for Buffalo's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Defenseman Marco Scandella missed the game due to a lower-body injury, giving John Gilmour the opportunity to play in his first game of the season. Gilmour served as a healthy scratch for the first 11 games of the year. 

Linus Ullmark made 41 saves in the 2-0 win and head coach Ralph Krueger lauded the efforts of his defense.

"If you look at Johnny Gilmour coming in after multiple weeks of not playing and playing at that level and that pace, we're really happy with the D group today and what they did to help Linus with the shutout," Krueger said.

The Amerks are in Syracuse tonight for the first game of a back-to-back set this weekend. 

The Sabres' next game is Monday when they host Arizona at KeyBank Center.

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