Amerks Update | Kulich, Rosen impressing as rookies
Rochester coach Seth Appert offers updates on the rookiesby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
Rochester Americans coach Seth Appert joined Brian Duff and Martin Biron on the Sabres Live Overtime podcast last week to discuss the development of several Sabres prospects and the Amerks' push for the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Sabres loan Pilut to Rochesterby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
The Buffalo Sabres have loaned defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the Rochester Americans, the team announced Wednesday.
The Sabres recalled Pilut on Tuesday as an extra defenseman for their road game against the New York Islanders. Defensemen Mattias Samuelsson and Riley Stillman were both unavailable for that game and are considered day to day with upper-body injuries.
Sabres recall Pilut from Amerks
Defenseman has 19 points in 30 AHL gamesby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the Rochester Americans, the team announced Tuesday.
The Sabres play the New York Islanders tonight at UBS Arena. The game can be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Sabres sign Houser to one-year contract
Goaltender is 6-5-1 with Rochester this seasonby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
The Buffalo Sabres have signed goaltender Michael Houser to a one-year contract and sunsequently placed him on waivers, the team announced Monday.
Sabres recall Hinostroza from Amerks
Tuch placed on injured reserveby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Vinnie Hinostroza from the Rochester Americans on Sunday ahead of the team's afternoon game against the Washington Capitals.
Forward Alex Tuch has been placed on injured reserve.
Amerks Update | Rochester looks to gain ground in playoff hunt
Kulich has 10 points over last 10 gamesby Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com
After going 1-1-1 last weekend, the Rochester Americans are ready for another 3-in-3 weekend.
They'll play Laval on Friday at Blue Cross Arena and then hit the road for games in Springfield on Saturday and Providence on Sunday.
Rochester is currently in fifth place in the North Division with 50 points through 47 games. Toronto leads the pack with 73 points, but is 20 points ahead of second-place Syracuse. The Amerks have a game in hand on the Crunch.
Amerks Update | Rochester opens up 3-in-3 on Friday against Marlies
Sunday against Syracuse is Kids Day, featuring a total kids takeoverby Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com
The Rochester Americans are ready for a busy stretch in their schedule, starting with a three-games-in-three-days weekend that begins Friday.
The Amerks will host the North Division-leading Toronto Marlies at Blue Cross Arena at 7:05 p.m. for the first game in a home-and-home series that wraps up Saturday afternoon in Toronto.
Then Rochester will head back home to play Syracuse on Sunday at 3:05 p.m.
The team is coming off a 2-1 loss in Cleveland on Tuesday and currently sits in fifth place in the North Division with 47 points through 44 games. They're 21 points back of Toronto, but just six points behind second-place Utica.
Amerks Update | Rochester hits the road before All-Star Classic
Rousek to replace Biro at All-Star Classicby Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com
The Rochester Americans will be in Belleville this weekend for a back-to-back set against the Senators.
The Amerks are 20-16-1-1 heading into the weekend, 17 points behind Toronto for first-place in the North Division.
Faceoff on Thursday is set for 7:05 p.m. and then the two clubs will meet again Saturday night.
Rochester's next home game is February 10 against Springfield.
Amerks Update | Hinostroza to make Amerks debut tonight
Rochester opens up 3-game homestand tonightby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
Vinnie Hinostroza practiced with the Rochester Americans yesterday and will make his Amerks debut tonight against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
The 28-year-old forward cleared waivers last week and was assigned to Rochester.
Coach Seth Appert said Hinostroza will center a line with Jiri Kulich and Lucas Rousek and likes the potential of that trio developing some chemistry right away.
Sabres recall Krebs from Rochester
Luukkonen loaned to Amerks in corresponding moveby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Peyton Krebs from the Rochester Americans and loaned goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to Rochester, the team announced Tuesday.
Krebs has sat the past two games for roster management purposes. He had played 17 straight games prior, during which he settled into a consistent role centering Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo and tallied three goals and three assists. g