BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - With the Sabres firmly in rebuilding mode, the team's development camp takes on extra meaning this week. Several players on the ice will likely play some sort of role with the team over the next couple years.
Every one of the team's 2013 draft picks will be on hand, along with 2012 first round picks Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons.
Also on the list of about 40 players expected to attend is West Seneca native Alex Lepkowski, who went unsigned as a Sabres draft pick in 2011. He re-entered the draft last month, but was not selected.
Camp opens this Wednesday with a pair of sessions each of the first two days, leading up to Friday's scrimmage. Each day is open to the public. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, July 10
- Group 1: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Group 2: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 11
- Group 1: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Group 2: 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 12
- Blue & Gold Scrimmage – Begins at 4 p.m.
The complete list of prospects expected to attend is included below.
RW Justin Bailey
RW Nicholas Baptiste
F Andrew Black
C Dan Catenacci
LW J.T. Compher
C Zemgus Girgensons
F Tyler Gjurich
C Mikhail Grigorenko
C Connor Hurley
C Alex Iafallo
RW Christian Isackson
C Colin Jacobs
C Justin Kea
C Eric Locke
C Sean Malone
C Brad Navin
C Logan Nelson
RW Jonathan Parker
RW Judd Peterson
RW Gustav Possler
C Tim Schaller
C Kevin Sundher
C Phil Varone
DEVELOPING NEWS // An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.