It’s a good thing the Buffalo Sabres aren’t in the midst of a tight playoff race right now. Because, the injury bug has taken a bite out of the Buffalo Sabres once again, as Marcus Foligno went down against the St. Louis Blues in Thursday nights game. Foligno joins a long list that includes both goaltenders on the injury shelf. To fill in for the injured Foligno, the Sabres have once again recalled forward Luke Adam from the Rochester Americans.
The Sabres have recalled Luke Adam from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) April 4, 2014
Luke Adam is having a solid season with the Rochester Americans, in which he has led the team in scoring and was near the
top of all AHL scorers. He also represented the Amerks at the AHL all star game and has been called up to the Sabres several times this season. All in all it’s been a decent year for the Amerks forward trying to make his claim in the NHL.
Unfortunately Adam has not been able to, or is unable to, flip that switch when he comes to the NHL to be the player that showed flashes of earlier in his career. Under the new brass, Adam has not been able to impress, but will get another chance tonight in Detroit as he will replace Marcus Foligno in the lineup.
This is the third time this season Adam will wear the blue and gold for the Buffalo Sabres as he hopes to impress enough to earn a roster spot on a rebuilding team. In his 10 games, Adam has managed just 1 goal. Conversely, in his 53 games with the Amerks this season, Adam has fared much better in recording 27 goals and 47 points.
The Buffalo Sabres took Adam 44th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft signing him to a one year contract at the beginning of this season. This might be Luke Adam’s last chance to impress Sabres brass before they let him go.