Sabres move players from Prospects Tournament roster

Amerks sign Nathan Paetsch to a one-year AHL deal

Paul Hamilton
September 12, 2017 - 1:03 pm

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With the Prospects Tournament over and player reporting to training camp on Thursday, Jason Botterill has made a few moves.

Buffalo has assigned Arvin Atwal, Colin Blackwell, Justin Danforth, Anthony Florentino, Alex Kile and Daniel Muzito-Bagenda to Rochester camp.

The team has also released Jake McGrath, Carl Neill and Clint Windsor from their tryouts.

Rochester has also signed a familiar name. Defenseman Nathan Paetsch gets a one-year AHL deal. Paetsch was a 2nd round pick of the Capitals in the 2001 draft, but was never signed. Buffalo took him in the 7th round of the 2003 Entry Draft.

This is the third time Paetsch will play in Rochester. He has spent the last five years with Grand Rapids winning two Calder Cups.

Paetsch also spent time in Syracuse, helping him play in 608 AHL games scoring 245 points. He got into 167 NHL games with Buffalo and Columbus, totaling seven goals and 35 assists for 42 points. All but 10 of those games were with the Sabres. He did not score a point with the Blue Jackets.

In June of 2015, the 34-year-old pleaded guilty in Rochester to several charges related to a gambling ring.

He was sentenced to probation, community service and a $265,000 forfeiture. He now speaks to college and high school hockey players letting them know about the dangers of getting in with the wrong crowd.

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