The Buffalo Sabres have announced that defenseman Brayden McNabb is on his way back to the AHL’s Rochester Americans.
McNabb, Buffalo’s 66th overall pick in the 2009 draft, was called up for three games from Rochester, unable to record a single point in his three games with the Sabres.
In Rochester, McNabb has played 15 games, recording 2 goals and 10 assists for the Americans, skating to a +5 in those games.
In his 38 career NHL games with Buffalo, McNabb has scored 1 goal and 7 assists, all of which came from back in 2011-2012, when he played in 25 games for Buffalo.
In his junior career and in the AHL, McNabb has consistently been a 30 point scorer, with every season since his time in the WHL’s Kootenay Ice (2008-2011), besides his first two seasons (2006-2008) he has scored 30 or more points.
In Rochester, he has amassed 30 points in his first season and 36 in his second and is on pace to do it again this season.
When asked about the move, Ted Nolan said on the Buffalo Sabres Twitter:
“The Rochester Americans are so close…We can get him some game action & we can call him back up after.” -Nolan on McNabb #Sabres
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 4, 2013
Rochester returns to action tonight at home against the Utica Comets, the status of McNabb being in the lineup unsure at this point.