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Sabres release a dozen players from tryout

Head Coach Don Granato told 2 On Your Side that the Sabres would begin making roster cuts following Friday night's preseason game against the Penguins.
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FILE - In this May 4, 2021, file photo, Buffalo Sabres goalie Michael Houser (32) and teammates celebrate a victory over the New York Islanders in a shootout in an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres won the NHL draft lottery and the expansion Seattle Kraken jumped up the order to take the No. 2 pick Wednesday night, June 2. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Early Saturday the Buffalo Sabres announced that they released 12 players from their tryout.

Following the Sabres preseason loss to the Penguins, head coach Don Granato told 2 On Your Side that the team would begin making roster cuts.

The following players were released:

  • Forwards - Dominic Franco, Mason Jobst, Michael Mersch, Ryan Scarfo, and Brendan Warren
  • Defensemen - Nick Boka, Matthew Cairns, Mitch Eliot, Josh Teves, and Peter Tischke
  • Goaltenders - Michael Houser and Mat Robson

The 12 players will now report to the Rochester Americans' training camp on Monday for physicals and medical testing.

The Buffalo Sabres will return to practice Sunday morning and continue their preseason on Monday when they host Columbus.