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Carrier up, Bailey down

Carrier

The Sabres made two moves this morning.

Left winger William Carrier has been called up from Rochester. The 2013 second round pick (57th overall) will get his first taste of the NHL with the Sabres. He was going to get his chance last year, but got injured and never got the call.

In seven games with Rochester this season, the 21-year-old, 6’2” winger has three goals and one assist. In his last two games, he’s been hot, posting two goals and an assist.

Carrier was acquired by the Sabres from the St. Louis Blues in February 2014 in the Ryan Miller trade. Last year with the Amerks, he logged career-high totals in goals (13), assists (17) and points (30) in 56 games. It was his second season with Rochester.

Williamsville native, Justin Bailey, has been re-assigned to Rochester. Bailey had eleven shifts for 7:02 of ice time last night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Sabres play the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.

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