Sabres assign O'Regan, Wilcox to Rochester

Tage Thompson has been made eligible to play in the AHL playoffs

Brayton Wilson
February 25, 2019 - 4:57 pm

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The Buffalo Sabres have assigned three players to the Rochester Americans on Monday, making all three of them eligible to play in the Calder Cup playoffs at the end of the season.

The Sabres have sent forward Danny O'Regan and goalie Adam Wilcox to the Amerks, while making a paper transaction (according to the AHL's transactions page) to send Tage Thompson down to the Amerks.

O'Regan returns to the Amerks after just one game with the Sabres on Saturday against the Washington Capitals. Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is expected to return to the lineup on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, leaving the 25-year-old winger as the odd man out. In his only game with the Sabres this season, O'Regan went pointless in 11:56 of ice time.

In 53 games with the Amerks this season, O'Regan has scored 18 goals and has registered 16 assists for 34 points.

Wilcox heads back to the Amerks after clearing waivers on Monday. The Sabres signed him to a one-year, two-way contract on Sunday after it was announced that goalie Jonas Johansson underwent season-ending surgery on Friday. In 21 games this season in Rochester, Wilcox has posted a 9-7-1 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. 

Thompson will likely remain with the Sabres for the remainder of the 2018-19 season, but the transaction made on Monday will allow him to play with the Amerks during the Calder Cup playoffs. Thompson made the Sabres' roster to start the season, and has since appeared in 53 games, scoring seven goals and registering 11 points.

The Sabres and Maple Leafs drop the puck at 7 p.m. from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Pre-game coverage on WGR starts at 6 p.m. with the Bulldog.

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