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Sabres reduce roster to 26

4 players placed on waivers, 3 assigned to Rochester

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

With their 2019-20 season set to begin on Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres made seven roster moves on Monday to trim the roster down to 26 players. 

The Sabres have placed the following players on waivers:
Forward Remi Elie
Forward Curtis Lazar
Forward Scott Wilson
Defenseman Casey Nelson

The Sabres have assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):
Forward Rasmus Asplund
Forward Tage Thompson
Defenseman Lawrence Pilut

The Sabres will return to practice on Tuesday. 

Buffalo now has 26 players on its roster, including defensemen Zach Bogosian (hip), Brandon Montour (hand) and Matt Hunwick (neck), and goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (hip), who are dealing with injuries. 

The Golden Season begins Thursday night when the Sabres take on the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. Buffalo will host New Jersey on Saturday for the home opener at KeyBank Center. 

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