Rochester Americans forwards Cole Schneider and Evan Rodrigues have both been called up by the Buffalo Sabres for at least one of the two remaining games of the season.
Schneider is a Williamsville NY native in the fifth year of his professional career. The player came over from the Binghampton Senators in a seven player trade at the recently-concluded trade deadline. He has been assigned the number 10 jersey for the Sabres.
The winger uses his size (6'1", 198 lbs) to his advantage, getting to the puck in the dirty areas, and leads the Amerks in scoring. The 25-year-old has scored 12 points in 15 games since his switch to Rochester.
Evan Rodrigues was a linemate of Jack Eichel at Boston University, and was signed as an undrafted free agent in April last year. He was also in our Top 25 under 25 preseason, coming in at number 23. Rodrigues will wear Sabres' number 71; he's been wearing the 15 sweater for the Amerks, a number that is currently taken by Eichel.
The 5'11" forward shoots right, is 174 lbs.and was born on 7/28/1993. He is currently second among rookies in assists and scoring at the Amerks.
There is no word yet on which players would sit for the two to make their debuts.