PITTSBURGH – When general manager Tim Murray told Sam Reinhart, his top prospect, the Buffalo Sabres would be sending him back to junior, the 18-year-old handled the difficult news well.
But a few minutes later, the disappointment of leaving the First Niagara Center to begin his long trip back to the Kootenay Ice overwhelmed Reinhart.
“He was emotional,” Murray said Friday. “I guess he was emotional walking out of the rink.”
Murray understands Reinhart’s reaction. The No. 2 pick in June spent more …