Elie clears waivers, assigned to Rochester

Remi Elie had just one point in 16 games with the Sabres this season

Brayton Wilson
February 02, 2019 - 11:56 am

Photo: Kim Klement - USA TODAY Sports


On Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres placed forward Remi Elie on waivers. Elie cleared waivers on Sunday, and was assigned to the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.

The 23-year-old was claimed by the Sabres off waivers from the Dallas Stars before the season started on October 2. In just 16 games this season in Buffalo, Elie has just one assist, nine shots on goal, and a minus-3 rating playing, primarily, as a third or fourth line depth role.

Any team in the NHL had the right to claim Elie, with the Stars having first rights to claim him since he was their property at the time he was claimed by Buffalo.

Elie was not on the ice for practice on Saturday with his teammates. The team is off from practice on Sunday.

Sabres head coach Phil Housley said that the team will make a decision on the roster spot left open by Elie either on Sunday or Monday.

In 106 games in his NHL career with the Sabres and Stars, Elie has scored seven goals and registered 22 points. Elie was a former second round pick (40th overall) of the Stars in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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