Bailey, Deslauriers sent down

The Sabres trimmed their roster on Saturday by sending down forwards Justin Bailey and Nicolas Deslauriers to Rochester, both of whom will have to clear waivers. Defenseman Taylor Fedun was also sent to the Amerks.

Also, Buffalo released Cody Goulobef from his tryout. 

The moves bring Buffalo down to 27 players, and they’ll need to be at 23 by opening night on Thursday. However, there are a few injuries — Sean Malone, Alexander Nylander and Evan Rodrigues — to players who likely won’t make the cut, at least out of Training Camp. Assuming none of those three make it, the Sabres would then have to cut just one other player to get to that magic number of 23. 

Here’s a look at the current roster:

#
Forward
9Evander Kane
10Jacob Josefson
15Jack Eichel
21Kyle Okposo
22Johan Larsson
23Sam Reinhart
25Seth Griffith
26Matt Moulson
28Zemgus Girgensons
29Jason Pominville
67Benoit Pouliot
71Evan Rodrigues (IR)
72Jordan Nolan
90Ryan O'Reilly

#
Defenseman
4Josh Gorges
5Matt Tennyson
6Marco Scandella
19Jake McCabe
41Justin Falk (IR)
47Zach Bogosian
55Rasmus Ristolainen
82Nathan Beaulieu
93Victor Antipin

#
Goaltender
31Chad Johnson
41Robin Lehner

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