The Sabres send 15 down including C.J. Smith

As promised the Sabres have made some roster moves. Arttu Ruotsalainen got plenty of action in preseason and showed he isn’t quite ready for the NHL, so he has been sent back to Finland to play for Ilves (Liga). He could not go to the AHL unless his Finnish club gave permission and the Sabres knew all long they wouldn’t.

C.J. Smith got three preseason games after a 28 goal campaign last year. He scored an empty net goal in the win over Toronto, but didn’t really show enough to warrant a roster spot so he has been placed on waivers to go down. Goalie Andrew Hammond must also pass through waivers. Read More


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