With the Rochester Americans opening their preseason schedule Thursday evening, the Buffalo Sabres have assigned five more players to the AHL club.
Rasmus Asplund and Victor Olofsson were among those sent down. Will Borgen, Taylor Fedun and Scott Wedgewood also head to Rochester.
Training camp roster moves: The Sabres have assigned the following players to Rochester (AHL): goaltender Scott Wedgewood, defensemen Will Borgen and Taylor Fedun, and forwards Rasmus Asplund and Victor Olofsson.— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) September 27, 2018
Asplund and Olofsson will both begin their North American playing careers in the AHL.
Several players still remain up with the Buffalo Sabres who could end up in Rochester this season, including Justin Bailey and Nicholas Baptiste. Alexander Nylander, Lawrence Pilut, Tage Thompson, Brendan Guhle and Matt Tennyson are also still with the NHL club.
The Sabres open their regular season schedule next Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Amerks will host the Toronto Marlies this evening for a 7:05 p.m. preseason tilt at HARBORCENTER in downtown Buffalo - so Asplund, Olofsson and co. don’t have far to go.
They’ll continue their preseason this weekend with another game against the Marlies as well as a match with the Syracuse Crunch. As the Sabres continue to whittle down their roster prior to opening night, expect a few more assignments in the coming days.