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Sabres trim roster as they prepare for regular season

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 12:25:22-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With the regular season just three days away the Buffalo Sabres announced seven roster moves on Monday. Opening night rosters must be finalized by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sabres waived forwards Remi Elie, Curtis Lazar, Scott Wilson, and defenseman Casey Nelson. Of the four players waived, Nelson may be the biggest surprise. Last season he played in 38 games with the Sabres, tallying one goal and five assists.

The team also assigned Rasmus Asplund, Tage Thompson, and defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the Rochester Americans. These three players are waiver exempt and can report to the AHL without clearing waivers.

Buffalo opens the regular season on Thursday evening when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins.