Buffalo Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr suffered an undisclosed injury in last nights game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
This has prompted the blue and gold to call up Brayden McNabb from the Rochester Americans. The 6’5, 205 McNabb was the 66th overall pick in the 2009 draft, and will make his NHL debut tonight at the First Niagara Center against the Washington Capitals.
The 20 year old McNabb now joins recent Amerks callups Zack Kassian, TJ Brennan, Corey Tropp, and Drew MacIntyre. The group has a total of only 16 games of NHL experience under their collective belts.
Also, an unnamed Sabres forward was injured in the game last night, so an unnamed Amerks forward will be getting called up as well. My guess is that it will be Paul Szczechura, who has 83 games of NHL experience on his résumé, and has skated well for the Amerks since returning from injury. Marcus Foligno is also a potential candidate.
Stay tuned for further updates…
UPDATE: It is now officially announced the Szczechura gets the callup.
UPDATE 2: Stafford not on the ice for warmups.