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Sharpen Up: November 16, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Some roster moves to start your day. The Sabres have recalled forward Kyle Criscuolo and defenseman Casey Nelson from the Rochester Americans. 

Criscuolo, who signed a two-year deal with Buffalo in July, is tied for the Amerks lead in points with 11 (5+6) in 14 games. It's the first recall of his career.

Buffalo will practice this morning and then head out to Detroit for their game tomorrow night against the Red Wings so we'll see where Criscuolo and Nelson could slot in.

Here's what you need to know. 

To make room for Criscuolo and Nelson, the team placed defensemen Taylor Fedun and Matt Tennyson on injured reserve. Fedun left Tuesday's game after playing one shift in the third period while Tennyson has missed the past four with a foot injury.

We'll have more on Criscuolo and all of the lineup news in today's Ice Level Practice Report and in our Sabres Now video. The Red Wings, meanwhile, is coming off an 8-2 home win over Calgary, in which they went 4-for-6 on the power play.

Duffer also has some good stuff on what's been happening in Rochester in his latest #Duffalo blog. It ties in nicely with our newest feature, Americans Made, which features Linus Ullmark this month.

Video: Americans Made: Linus Ullmark

Ullmark pitched a shutout in Rochester's 3-0 win over Binghamton last night.

Watch: Youtube Video

Turkeys for Tickets Drive a success

Tweet from @LaurenHall: Thank you @BuffaloSabres fans for your generosity! 2000+ ��'s collected between all 3 locations �� #TurkeysForTickets

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the effort this morning. 

Next up

As we mentioned, the Sabres will be in Detroit tomorrow to take in Little Caesars Arena for the first time. Then they'll be back home on Saturday against Carolina for Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Find out what you need to know about that game here (and more info is on the way).


One more thing

Also, don't forget that the team's Military Appreciation Game warmup jerseys are still up for auction here. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Warmup jerseys for #MilitaryAppreciation ������These are up for auction ��

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