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Buffalo Sabres Recall Defenseman Alex Sulzer

The Buffalo Sabres have announced today that they have recalled defenseman Alex Sulzer from the Rochester Americans.

Sulzer was sent down to the Amerks during training camp – the log jam at the blue line prevented him from making the opening night roster.

Given the fact that the Buffalo Sabres defense has not been able to lend a hand to Ryan Miller and allowing him to be peppered for 80 shots through the first two games probably has a lot to do with his recall.  Sulzer will be dressing in place of Henrik Tallinder – who suffered an upper body injury against the Ottawa Senators.

Sulzer opened the season last night with the Rochester Americans.  Sulzer was a -3 last night with two shots on net as the Rochester Americans were throttled 8-1 by the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Rochester is next for on October 11th as the newly minted Utica Comets visit Rochester.  The Buffalo Sabres have a home game tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins to close out the first week of play in the National Hockey League season.

Will Alexander Sulzer bring some sense of calm to the Buffalo Sabres blue line?  What others moves are necessary for the Buffalo Sabres to snap their losing streak?  Will the offense wake up and help things out? Is it too soon for Rasmus Ristolainan?

Stay tuned for continued coverage of the Buffalo Sabres.

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  • lamarred1118

    I see a trade coming with a team in the West.

    • Ben Chalker

      Miller up in Colorado soon?

    • Ben Chalker

      Vanek to Minnesota?

  • Kevin

    I think the offense will happen, they just have to keep doing what they are doing. They just ran into a hot goalie last night. The problem has been the defense and the PP. The goals will come. I would be more worried if they weren’t getting scoring chances and not trying. They are doing both. Cutting down on turnovers in the neutral zone will help as well. Getting back to the theme of the article. I think McBain should have been inserted and Sulzer left in Rochester.