October 16, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have assigned defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk to their American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester.

The moves do not come as a surprise after both players opened the season on the Sabres' injured list. Pysyk sustained what the team called an ''upper body'' injury during a 2-0 preseason win over Carolina on Sept. 23. McCabe was sidelined by what the team called a ''middle body'' injury before the start of the season.

McCabe was Buffalo's second-round pick in the 2012 draft and had an opportunity to make the Sabres' season-opening roster before getting hurt.

Buffalo (1-3), coming off a 4-3 shootout victory at Carolina on Tuesday, hosts Florida on Friday, and then Boston on Saturday.

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