Sam Reinhart had one assist in nine games. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres send Sam Reinhart back to junior club

BUFFALO – The Sabres assigned center Sam Reinhart, the No. 2 pick in June, to the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice this morning.

The 18-year-old struggled in the NHL, compiling zero goals, one point, three shots, two penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating in nine games. A 10th appearance would have activated his contract.

Reinhart skated a game-low seven minutes, 45 seconds in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Boston.

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