Sabres getting healthy: Demote 3 to AHL Rochester

The banged-up Buffalo Sabres are healthy enough to afford

returning three players to the minors.

Forwards Paul Szczechura and Corey Tropp, and defenseman T.J.

Brennan were re-assigned to AHL Rochester on Monday. The moves come

as the Sabres had several injured regulars back on the ice for

practice.

It’s a group that included forwards Drew Stafford and Patrick

Kaleta and defenseman Robyn Regehr, who each missed at least one

game last week.

Forward Tyler Ennis is also considered close to returning after

missing 16 games with an ankle injury.

The Sabres are 3-3-1 in their past seven and were minus nine

regulars – including goalie Ryan Miller (concussion) – in a 5-1 win

over Washington on Saturday. Buffalo hosts the New York Islanders

on Tuesday.