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Buffalo Sabres Development Camp schedule and roster announced

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The Sabres will invite 41 players to their annual development camp next week.

Mitchell Leff

Next week, the Buffalo Sabres will host their annual prospect development camp, where players drafted over the past few years are invited to Buffalo to practice, scrimmage, and learn from the team's coaches and trainers how to be a better pro. We'll get first looks at highly touted draftees like Sam Reinhart and Brendan Lemieux, a chance to see how much second-year players like Rasmus Ristolainen have improved, and the opportunity to see third-year invitees like Zemgus Girgensons dominate.

Today, the Sabres finally released both the schedule and roster for this much-anticipated camp. The camp will run from Monday, July 14 - Friday July 18, and 41 players have been invited to participate. All of the practices and scrimmages are open to the public, and will be held on the First Niagara Center ice.

Schedule

Monday, July 14
Practice: 10:30am - 12:15pm

Tuesday, July 15
Pre-scrimmage skate: 10:30am - 12:45 pm
Intra-squad scrimmage: 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 16
Day off

Thursday, July 17
On-ice instruction: 10:30am - 12:00pm, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Friday, July 18
3-on-3 tournament: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Roster

Download the entire roster from Sabres.com

Forwards

Joel Armia
Justin Bailey
Nicholas Baptiste
Christopher Brown
Drake Caggiula
William Carrier
Daniel Catenacci
J.T. Compher
Eric Cornel
Hudson Fasching
Zemgus Girgensons
Mikhail Grigorenko
Colin Jacobs
Vaclav Karabacek
Justin Kea
Brendan Lemieux
Sean Malone
Jonathon Martin
Victor Olofsson
Liam Pecararo
Sam Reinhart
Patrick Russell
Jordan Samuels-Thomas
Tim Schaller
Kevin Sundher
Maxwell Willman

Defensemen

Brady Austin
Anthony Florentino
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc
Brycen Martin
Jake McCabe
Andrew Prochno
Brandon Prophet
Mark Pysyk
Rasmus Ristolainen
Nikita Zadorov

Goalies

Jonas Johansson
Nathan Lieuwen
Andrey Makarov
Cal Petersen
Linus Ullmark

While the roster is very exciting (and looks so, so much better than the prospect depth did after the 2012 draft) there are a few notable absences. Gustav Possler will not skate thanks to a knee injury, while one of last year's second round picks, Connor Hurley, is not on the roster for unknown reasons. Other prospects not on the roster include Christian Isackson, Brad Navin, and Mark Adams. We'll update this post if we find out any more about why these players were not invited.

There we have it, Sabres fans. DBTB will be in attendance for the scrimmage, 3-on-3 tournament, and a practice or two, will any of you be going as well? Let us know what you think in the comments.