The Sabres are set to play the Devils

Friday is Game 1 of the Prospects Tournament

Paul Hamilton
September 08, 2017 - 3:23 pm

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres Prospects Tournament returns to HarborCenter tonight with the Sabres hosting the Devils.

Buffalo's lineup will feature players like Alex Nylander, Justin Bailey, Nick Baptiste and Brendan Guhle.

Guhle has been back in Buffalo for a couple of weeks after training at home in Western Canada. The young defenseman will be playing for Chris Taylor and the Amerks staff as Phil Housley and his staff will watch. Guhle hopes to be able to interact more with the Sabres new head coach, “That will come more as the season goes on wherever I end up and I'm sure I'll get hopefully lots of interaction with him.”

This tournament is going to be a great chance for Guhle to show Housley that he belongs with the big club. Guhle said, “I think if I'm ready, they'll keep me. I think if I show them I deserve it, then I'll be given an opportunity, but if I come in and I don't perform as well as I'd like to, I would then probably start off in Rochester and there's nothing wrong with that.”

“It would be good for my development, hopefully I'd get to play a lot of minutes. They're going to do what's best for me.”

New Jersey brings in the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Nico Hischier. Newly signed college free agent Will Butcher will play, as will 2014 1st round pick John Quenneville. The winger played 12 games in the NHL with the Devils last season scoring one goal and three assists. He added 14 goals and 46 points in 58 games with AHL Albany.

Sabres' 2014 3rd round pick Jonas Johansson gets the call in goal. With Linus Ullmark the number one guy in Rochester, Johansson will likely be the number one goalie in Cincinnati this season.

Join Me, Brian Duff and Pat Malacaro for all the play-by-play action beginning at 7:00 on WGR Sports Radio 550 and the live stream at 



92 - Nylander               53 - Pu                   13 - Baptiste

62  -Hagel                    46 - Cornel             95 - Bailey

49 - Smith                    65 - Blackwell        24 - Fasching

85 - Muzito-Bagenda   83 - Glotov             64 - Karabacek


45 - Guhle             79 - Budik

53 - Stephens        72 - Florentino

58 - Osmanski      73 - Neill


34 - Johansson

50 - McGrath

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