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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 23, 2008) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has returned the following eight players to their respective junior clubs: forwards Luke Adam (St. John’s, QMJHL), Paul Byron (Gatineau, QMJHL), Tyler Ennis (Medicine Hat WHL) and Jacob Lagace (Chicoutimi, QMJHL); defensemen T.J. Brennan (St. John’s, QMJHL), Nick Crawford (Saginaw, OHL), Drew Schiestel (Niagara, OHL) and Jordon Southorn (Prince Edward Island, QMJHL). This leaves the Sabres with 49 players still in training camp.

Buffalo’s next preseason game is tonight against Montreal (7 p.m., NHL Network) from Roberval, Quebec as part of the Kraft Hockeyville 2008 celebrations. The Sabres will open their home preseason schedule this weekend at HSBC Arena with games Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Sunday against the Minnesota Wild, both games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s game against Toronto will be preceded by a red carpet event beginning at 5 p.m. in the HSBC Arena Plaza. Fans will be able to cheer on their favorite players as they walk the red carpet prior to the game. Sabres TV hosts Kevin Sylvester and Maria Genero will host the event which will include live music by The Great Train Robbery.

Tickets are still available for both of Buffalo’s home preseason games, with prices ranging from $20 to $45.  All children 12 and under will receive 50 percent off all price levels with the purchase of an adult ticket. (Limit of four children’s tickets for each adult ticket purchased.) To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-888-223-6000, or visit or to purchase online.
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