He has yet to dress in a blue and gold sweater for a game – but Adam Pardy could be getting his chance. The Buffalo Sabres have recalled the veteran defenseman from the Rochester Americans in front of their game against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow night.
Pardy, the 28 year old defenseman is in his fifth professional season, and in his first with the Buffalo Sabres. He was acquired in the trade that brough Steve Ott to Buffalo as well, and ridding the Buffalo Sabres of Derek Roy.
Pardy was brought into training camp, but the deadlock at the blue line saw his season start with the Rochester Americans. In his first five games, he recorded a goal and two assist, while being a +3.
While this could be an insurance policy, as the Buffalo Sabres are without Andrej Sekera and Robyn Regehr due to injuries, it could also mean that veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold, or yougn Tyler Myers could be watching a game from the press box very soon, a move that many fans are clamoring for after the two have been nothing but a liability for the Buffalo Sabres this season.
Given the chance, Pardy will no doubt be a benefity to the Buffalo Sabres blue line, as he will be playing for keeps, trying to stay in the NHL and add to his resume which already includes 183 games between the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars 0r could play himself into the spotlight for trade fodder for Darcy Regier as other teams around the league clamor for depth at the defense position.
The way things are going, the Buffalo Sabres could be sellers before they are buyers this season.