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Sabres Prospects Challenge returns in September

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The Sabres, Devils, and Bruins will all take place in the returning event.

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Last season, the best prospects from the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils participated in a round robin tournament right here in Buffalo. This season, they're all coming back to do it again.

The Sabres announced the return of the Prospects Challenge, which will take place from Sept 16-19 exclusively at HarborCenter.

For a few years the Sabres participated in the Traverse City prospects tournament, but decided to host their own event last year, which was a fun, relaxed way to see some of the teams best young players right before the start of training camp. While development camp is nice, this will be the first chance to see players like Alex Nylander and Rasmus Asplund in live game action against real opponents.

Find the full press release below:

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from September 16 to 19 at HarborCenter.

The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will compete with the Sabres in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play two games during the course of the event, which is being held entirely at HarborCenter this year.

Tickets for the games are $10 and will go on sale on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at Sabres.com.

A full schedule for the Prospects Challenge is below:

Friday, Sept. 16
Buffalo practice: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
New Jersey practice: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Boston practice: 3 - 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17
Buffalo morning skate: 10 - 11 a.m.
Boston practice: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
New Jersey morning skate: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18
Buffalo practice: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Boston morning skate: 10 - 11 a.m.
New Jersey morning skate: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Boston vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19
Buffalo morning skate: 10 - 11 a.m.
Boston morning skate: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m.