BUFFALO, N.Y. - With a lockout looming, the Buffalo Sabres loaned 20 players to its AHL affiliate in Rochester and assigned a handful of others elsewhere.
Among the players sent to the Americans: Forwards Luke Adam, Riley Boychuk, Brian Flynn, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Cody Hodgson, Jacob Lagace, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski, Corey Tropp, Phil Varone; defensemen Alex Biega, Nick Crawford, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Matt MacKenzie, Brayden McNabb, Mark Pysyk; goaltenders Connor Knapp and Nathan Lieuwen.
The Sabres also will send Kevin Porter and Nick Tarnasky to Rochester, providing they clear waivers
Buffalo loaned forward Joel Armia to Assat (SM-liiga). Daniel Catenacci (Owen Sound-OHL) and Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec-QMJHL) have been loaned to their junior clubs.
The Sabres also signed goalie Andrey Makarov to an entry-level contract.
Several NHL teams have made similar moves this week, giving young players a place to play during the NHL lockout.
Barring a last-minute deal, the lockout will go into effect at midnight Saturday night.
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