The Buffalo Sabres on Friday made their first significant roster cuts of training camp, assigning seven players to the Rochester Americans and releasing 14 from their professional tryouts.
The Sabres have 39 players – 21 forwards, 13 defensemen and five goalies – left on their roster.
They loaned the following players to the Amerks: forwards Filip Cederqvist, Aleksandr Kisakov, Tyson Kozak, Olivier Nadeau, Viktor Neuchev and Linus Weissbach; defenseman Nikita Novikov.
Meanwhile, the Sabres released the following players from their professional tryouts: forwards Christopher Brown, Riley Fiddler-Schultz, Damien Giroux, Mason Jobst, Dominick Mersch, Michael Mersch, Graham Slaggert and Brendan Warren; defensemen Brandon Fortunato, Chris Jandric, Zach Metsa, Ethan Prow and Nicolas Savoie; goalie Michael Houser.
The Amerks open training camp Monday.