3 Rochester Amerks the Buffalo Sabres should bring up next season

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Lukas Rousek, C

Fellow Czech Lukas Rousek also had a decent year with the Amerks, getting 10 goals, 31 assists and 41 points in 51 contests. Rousek, like Kulich, didn’t score any playoff goals this season but did manage to register six assists. The Amerks forward appeared in 17 games for the Sabres over the past two years, with a 1-1-2 and 0-2-2 record, respectively.

Sabres GM Kevyn Adams felt Rousek, as with Kulich, needed more AHL experience. Rousek hasn’t been the Amerks top scorer but has shown some skill on the ice. Buffalo left winger Victor Olofsson will likely leave the Sabres and sign a free agency deal with another team. If Olofsson is gone next season, Rousek could fill his position.

Lukas will become an RFA at the end of 2024-25, so if the Sabres want to keep him, they should give him a second NHL chance.