3 prospects the Buffalo Sabres must consider recalling in wake of Jack Quinn injury

Jack Quinn caught yet another bad break when a hit into the boards resulted in a lower-body injury for the Buffalo Sabres winger.
Sep 28, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jiri Kulich (20) moves the puck
Sep 28, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jiri Kulich (20) moves the puck / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 27, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Lukas Rousek (13) skates for a / Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

3 - Lukas Rousek

While it’s true Lukas Rousek had it rough in his five games with the Sabres this season, we also must remember how well he played in his two-game cameo the season before. He showed a ton of intensity, and that’s a quality Buffalo may instead look for if they need someone to fill the lineup for the time being. 

Rousek is once again having a good year in Rochester, sharing the team lead in points with Isak Rosen at 26. He has seven goals on just 29 shots on net, good for a 24.1 shooting percentage. Rousek has also made his presence known on the man advantage, sinking three goals when the Amerks are on the power play. 

Should Rousek get the call-up and we see the same player from 2022-23, he still won’t be the ideal fill-in for a lineup that doesn’t contain Quinn. But the Buffalo Sabres will at least know they have an adequate fix. 

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