The Sabres selected Alex Lepkowski in 2011. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres pass on Buffalo native Lepkowski

BUFFALO – The Sabres didn’t sign defenseman Alex Lepkowski, the 137th overall pick in 2011, before the midnight deadline, so the 20-year-old will re-enter the NHL Entry Draft later this month.

Lepkowski, a Buffalo native, just finished his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League.

The fifth-round pick had zero goals, nine points and 78 penalty minutes in 60 games this season with the Barrie Colts.

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