The Sabres have sent Erik Burgdoerfer back to the Amerks.
The journeyman played in two games, recorded two shots and had a -1 rating while skating a little over 11 minutes each game. He did not look out of place and proved he was an adequate fill-in for the team.
Defensemen Josh Gorges (foot) and Dmitry Kulikov (back) practiced fully in KeyBank Center this morning. They proclaimed themselves healthy enough to return to the lineup. It’s up to Coach Bylsma and staff to determine whether they will suit up.