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Amerks host Hershey on Wednesday

Thompson continues to lead team with 6 points in 6 games

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans picked up a point last weekend and are back at it with a home game on Wednesday against the Hershey Bears. 

The oldest rivalry in the American Hockey League will be renewed at Blue Cross Arena for a 7:05 p.m. contest. The game will mark will be the 457th all-time meeting between the league's two oldest teams and will be carried live on The Sports Leader AM 950/95.7 FM ESPN Rochester as well as AHLTV. For tickets, visit Amerks.com.

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Sabres assign Luukkonen to Rochester

Goaltender has been recovering from successful offseason hip surgery

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres announced today that goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Luukkonen underwent successful hip surgery in late April and has been rehabbing in Buffalo. 

The Finnish netminder was drafted in the second-round of the 2017 NHL Draft (54th overall) and has built up his resume with some impressive accomplishments ever since. 

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Sabres assign Lazar to Rochester

Amerks set to play back-to-back games this weekend

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forward Curtis Lazar to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Lazar was recalled on Sunday in anticipation of the Sabres' three-game trip through California. 

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Amerks off to hot start, return home Friday

Rochester has earned 6 of 8 possible points so far this season

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Sabres.com

The Rochester Americans earned four of a possible six points this past weekend and have claimed six points overall through their first four games of the 2019-20 campaign. All four contests have been one-goal games, including a pair of wins beyond regulation.

The Amerks are among just six teams in the AHL this season to earn a win in the extra session, but are the only club to take the extra point in both games.

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Amerks hit the road for 3-in-3 weekend

Rochester won its opener last week in overtime thanks to a pair of goals from Tage Thompson

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans are 1-0-0 on the season after picking up an overtime victory on home ice Friday night in their season opener against the Syracuse Crunch.

Rochester will hit the road for a three-game trip this weekend, starting Friday night in Springfield.

 

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Bogosian, Montour, Luukkonen, Hunwick placed on IR

Buffalo opens 2019-20 season on Thursday in Pittsburgh

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have announced the following roster moves:

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Rochester kicks off 64th season at home on Friday

Amerks roster taking shape with 7 additions this week

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Rochester Americans usher in the 2019-20 American Hockey League season on Friday, Oct. 4 when they host the Syracuse Crunch at 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena.

 

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Sabres announce coaching staff update

Chris Taylor will assist the Sabres' coaching staff while Don Granato takes a medical leave from the team

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

Buffalo Sabres assistant coach Don Granato has been hospitalized with severe pneumonia and will be taking a medical leave from the team.

In the interim, Rochester Americans head coach Chris Taylor will assist the Sabres' coaching staff while Rochester assistant coach Gord Dineen assumes head coaching duties for the Americans.  

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Sabres reduce roster to 26

4 players placed on waivers, 3 assigned to Rochester

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

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. 

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Sabres assign Borgen to Rochester

Defenseman recorded 14 points in 1st full AHL season in 2018-19

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres announced today that defenseman William Borgen has been assigned to the Rochester Americans. 

In his first full pro season, he recorded 14 points (3+11) in 71 games for the Amerks last year.  

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