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Sabres reassign Ruotsalainen from Amerks to taxi squad

Forward leads Rochester with 13 points this season

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

The Buffalo Sabres have reassigned forward Arttu Ruotsalainen from the Rochester Americans to the taxi squad, the team announced Monday. Forward Jean-Sebastien Dea has been reassigned from the taxi squad to Rochester. 

Ruotsalainen leads the Amerks with 13 points (5+8) in 13 games this season, his first in North America. The 23-year-old began the season with Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, where he tallied a league-leading 27 points (16+11) in 19 contests before play paused due to the pandemic in December. 

Dea has appeared in one game with Buffalo this season. He has 12 points (4+8) in nine contests with Rochester.  

The Sabres visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Coverage on MSG begins at 6:30 p.m. 

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