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It's another week and another opportunity to have a look at some players at the farm and some in juniors or college. Overall it was a good week for the Sabres youngsters both in Portland and elsewhere.
The most important thing to hapen this week might be the resurgence of Jhonas Enroth in goal for the Portland Pirates. Enroth won both of his starts this week and is slowly getting his numbers back to respectability.
Sticking with the Pirates, they are turning things around with the help of some of their key players. We all know about Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe and each contributed a goal this week. A guy we don't hear about is Felix Schutz. He is making a pitch to join the German team in the Olympics and this week he scored three goals to make his case. Schutz started slow but now he has four goals in the last two weeks.
The Pirates blueline received a boost with the return of Marc-Andre Gragnani and Gragnani had two assists this week. Matt Generous had his best week of the season as well, with three assists and a plus-4 rating.
The Sabres have a talented bunch of players that are playing in the Canadian Hockey League. Luke Adam has to be the best of the group and he proved it again this week with four goals and three assists. He now has 19 goals on the season. Jacob Lagace is trying his best to keep up with Adam in "The Q" and he scored three this past week. Maxime Legault also added a pair of goals in "The Q" this week.
Nick Crawford was playing well before he was traded and he has not had any trouble fitting in with the Barrie Colts. Crawford had four assists for the Colts this week. (I am going to see Crawford play on Friday night in Erie against the Otters).
Marcus Foligno has not had the best season but this week he scored twice to give him three goals on the season. Brayden McNabb is another 2009 draft pick and another player that had a good week. McNabb netted a pair of goals and added two assists playing for Kootenay in the Western Hockey League.
It wasn't a banner week for the collegiate players that are part of the Sabres system. We have grown accustomed to Corey Tropp lighting up the scoreboard for the Michigan State Spartans so his goal and an assist seems like a subpar week for him.
Follow the jump for full statistics.
|Buffalo Sabres Prospect Rankings||W||L||OTL/T||GAA||SV %||Weekly Notes|
|1||Tyler Myers||Buffalo Sabres||24||3||10||13||3||10||four assists|
|2||Tim Kennedy||Buffalo Sabres||24||2||5||7||0||28||1 goal - 1 assist|
|3||Nathan Gerbe||Portland Pirates||19||5||14||19||-1||16||1 goal - 1 assist|
|4||Jhonas Enroth||Portland Pirates||14||6||8||0||3.53||0.883||2 games played - 2 wins|
|5||Mike Weber||Portland Pirates||24||0||5||5||6||40||3 games played|
|6||Philip Gogulla||Portland Pirates||21||4||8||12||-1||12||2 games played - 4 PIMs|
|7||Luke Adam||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)||29||19||25||44||13||40||4 goals - 3 assists|
|8||Tyler Ennis||Portland Pirates||24||8||14||22||-7||6||1 goal - 2 assists|
|9||Drew Schiestel||Portland Pirates||19||1||2||3||-5||6||1 assists - minus-1|
|10||Zack Kassian||Peterborough Petes (OHL)||20||7||12||19||-6||50||2 assists - minus-2|
|11||Paul Byron||Portland Pirates||20||4||7||11||-7||16||1 goal - minus-1|
|12||TJ Brennan||Portland Pirates||20||0||4||4||2||43||plus-2|
|13||Marc-Andre Gragnani||Portland Pirates||10||2||4||6||3||6||2 assists - plus-3|
|14||Felix Schutz||Portland Pirates||18||4||5||9||0||17||3 goals|
|15||Corey Tropp||Michigan State Spartans (NCAA)||16||10||9||19||0||14||1 goal - 1 assist|
|16||Alex Biega||Harvard Crimson (NCAA)||9||1||3||4||0||4||1 assists|
|17||Dennis Persson||Portland Pirates||19||0||1||1||-5||10||minus-1|
|18||Bradley Eidsness||North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA)||13||7||3||2||1.89||0.92||2 games played, 1 win, 1 tie|
|19||Marcus Foligno||Sudbury Wolves (OHL)||28||3||10||13||-6||84||2 goals - plus-1|
|20||Brayden McNabb||Kootenay Ice (WHL)||20||6||15||21||-4||57||2 goals - 2 assists|
|21||Corey Fienhage||North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA)||5||0||1||1||0||2||first assist of season|
|22||Drew Mackenzie||Vermont Catamounts (NCAA)||11||0||4||4||10||2 games played|
|23||Nick Crawford||Barrie Colts (OHL)||27||5||26||31||13||8||4 assists - plus-4|
|24||Jacob Lagace||Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)||23||19||18||37||-2||18||3 goals|
|25||Mark Adams||Chicago Steel (USHL)||16||3||2||5||-3||28||game played|
|-||Nick Eno||Bowling Green Falcons (NCAA)||10||2||6||1||3.13||0.905||3 games played, 2 losses, 1 tie|
|-||Connor Knapp||Miami-OH Redhawks (NCAA)||6||1||1||3||2.58||0.9||1 game played, tie|
|-||Jordon Southorn||PEI Rocket (QMJHL)||27||3||9||12||10||35||1 assist|
|-||Justin Jokinen||Minnesota State Mavericks (NCAA)||10||1||0||1||-2||8||Did not play|
|-||Mike Kostka||Portland Pirates||24||1||4||5||-4||9||1 assist - minus-2|
|-||Derek Whitmore||Portland Pirates||24||4||5||9||4||4||1 assist - plus-1|
|-||Travis Turnbull||Portland Pirates||18||2||3||5||3||41||Did not play|
|-||Maxime Legault||Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)||14||8||7||15||10||19||2 goals - 2assists|
|Portland Pirates||5||0||0||0||-4||4||No longer with team|
|-||J.P. Lamoureaux||Portland Pirates||12||5||5||0||2.87||0.898||allowed five goals in loss|
|-||Matt Generous||Portland Pirates||18||1||5||6||5||13||3 assists - plus-4|