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Game Thread: More Cuts & Preseason Action

Sabres, Penguins square off again Tuesday night

Buffalo Sabres v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

The Buffalo Sabres look to follow up on Monday night’s loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their penultimate preseason game on Tuesday evening against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sabres found themselves down by four goals at one point and managed to rally back a bit, but it was ultimately too little, too late as they fell 5-3.

Before we get into the details of Tuesday night’s game, a few roster notes. The Sabres have made another round of roster cuts, sending forwards Matej Pekar, Ryan MacInnis, Sean Malone & Linus Weissbach, defenseman Oskari Laaksonen and goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to the Rochester Americans.

The Amerks opened their training camp with physicals on Monday, with the first round of on-ice sessions Tuesday. Here’s their full camp roster as it stands now:

Forwards (13): Lukas Craggs, Dominic Franco, Brent Gates, Mason Jobst, Graham Knott, Ryan MacInnis, Sean Malone, Michael Mersch, Matej Pekar, Patrick Polino, Ryan Scarfo, Brendan Warren, Linus Weissbach

Defensemen (6): Nick Boka, Matthew Cairns, Mitch Eliot, Oskari Laaksonen, Josh Teves, Peter Tischke

Goaltenders (3): Michael Houser, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Mat Robson

And now — looking at tonight’s game!

Buffalo Sabres vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tuesday, October 5
Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST

How to Watch: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on MSG, with Pittsburgh’s AT&T Sports feed. It’ll also be available on WGR550 radio.

Projected Sabres Roster:

Brett Murray - Dylan Cozens - Jack Quinn

Drake Caggiula - Tage Thompson - JJ Peterka

Axel Jonson-Fjallby - Arttu Ruotsalainen - Victor Olofsson

Anders Bjork - Cody Eakin - John Hayden

Rasmus Dahlin - Henri Jokiharju

Colin Miller - Will Butcher

Jacob Bryson - Casey Fitzgerald

Mark Pysyk

Dustin Tokarski (will split tonight’s game)

Aaron Dell

Projected Penguins Roster:

Danton Heinen - Jeff Carter - Bryan Rust

Jason Zucker - Radmin Zohorna - Kasperi Kapanen

Brock McGinn - Teddy Blueger - Kasper Bjorkqvist

Filip Hallander - Drew O’Connor - Anthony Angello

Defensive pairs were rotating during morning skate.

Brian Dumoulin

Marcus Pettersson

Juuso Riikola

Mark Friedman

Kris Letang

P.O. Joseph

Casey DeSmith (will play full game)

Louis Domingue