Matt Ellis has extensive AHL experience. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Ellis clears waivers, will go to Amerks

BUFFALO – Matt Ellis cleared waivers this afternoon, TSN reported.

The forward will report to the Rochester Americans, his first AHL stint since serving as the Portland Pirates’ captain in 2010-11.

The 31-year-old, a veteran of 267 NHL games, played six contests with the Sabres this season and was scratched six times.

The Sabres waived him Sunday to make room for defenseman Robyn Regehr on the 23-man roster.

Ellis has 81 goals and 188 points in 346 AHL games. He also served as the Grand Rapids Griffins’ captain while a Detroit prospect.

The Sabres claimed Ellis off waivers from Los Angeles in 2008. He’s played 197 games with the Sabres, compiling 13 goals and 33 points.

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