Tim Kennedy played in Sweden earlier this season. ©2016, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

South Buffalo’s Tim Kennedy back in Sabres organization with Amerks

South Buffalo’s Tim Kennedy is back with the Sabres organization.

Kennedy’s AHL rights have been transferred to the Rochester Americans, Buffalo’s top affiliate, from the Charlotte Checkers, Sabres general manager Tim Murray announced today.

After leaving Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League, the Amerks signed Kennedy to an AHL contract over the weekend. The contract, Murray said, triggered the AHL waiver process, and Kennedy was claimed by the Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ affiliate.

“Charlotte has since transferred his contract back to our organization,” Murray said in a statement. “We’re happy to have Tim join the Amerks and look forward to his contributions this season.”

Kennedy, 30, compiled two goals and four points in 18 games in Sweden this season. The forward spent last season in the KHL, splitting time between a Russian club – read about that nightmare here – and Jokerit, a team in Helsinki, Finland.

Kennedy has played 162 NHL games, including 79 with the Sabres. He spent all of 2009-10 with the team.

Check back later for more on Kennedy.

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