BUFFALO – Thirteen forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies comprise the Sabres’ first 23-man roster for the 2018-19 season.
NHL rosters needed to be finalized by 5 p.m. The Sabres open the season Thursday against the Boston Bruins at KeyBank Center.
The Sabres reached the 23-man limit by placing four players – forwards Johan Larsson, Sean Malone and Scott Wilson and defenseman Matt Hunwick – on injured reserve.
Zach Bogosian, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, is listed among the Sabres’ defensemen. Bogosian hasn’t practiced in a week but skated on his own Monday.
The Sabres had today off.
The roster features two rookies – defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, the first overall pick, and center Casey Mittelstadt – and eight newcomers.
Winger Remi Elie, who was claimed on waivers from the Dallas Stars today, will wear No. 81, according to the team.