Sabres call up Wedgewood, Tennyson from the Amerks

December 07, 2018 - 10:48 am

The Buffalo Sabres are currently facing some significant injuries on the blue line. Jake McCabe and Casey Nelson out on a week-to-week basis with upper-body injuries, while Marco Scandella and Matt Hunwick are both day-to-day with upper-body injuries.

With the depth on defense looking thin in Buffalo, the Sabres have brought back Matt Tennyson from the Rochester Americans.

This is the third time Tennyson has been in Buffalo this season, but he has yet to appear in a game this season. In eight games this season with the Amerks, Tennyson has one goal and a pair of assists.

At practice on Wednesday, Jack Eichel, Zach Bogosian and Carter Hutton were all given a maintenance day from head coach Phil Housley. On Thursday, Eichel and Bogosian were back on the ice with their teammates at KeyBank Center as they prepare to face the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

However, Hutton was absent from Thursday's session, which preempted the Sabres to call up goalie Scott Wedgewood from the Amerks earlier in the morning.

Wedgewood is up on his first call up from Rochester this season. The 26-year-old has played well this season for the Amerks, despite his numbers telling a different story. In 14 games played this season, Wedgewood has posted an 8-4-1 record with a 2.91 goals-against average, a .907 save percentage and two shutouts.

Last season, Wedgewood got into 20 NHL games with the Arizona Coyotes, posting a 5-9-4 record with a 3.45 goals-against average, an .893 save percentage and a shutout. Overall, in 24 NHL games with the Coyotes and New Jersey Devils, he has put up a 7-10-5 record with a 3.05 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. 

Here is how the lines looked at practice this morning:


Skinner - Eichel - Reinhart

Sheary - Mittelstadt - Pominville

Sobotka - Rodrigues - Okposo

Thompson - Larsson - Berglund


Dahlin - Bogosian

Pilut - Ristolainen

Beaulieu - Tennyson



Remi Elie and Zemgus Girgensons were working in with Hunwick as the extra defensemen.

Here is also how the power play units looked on Thursday:


PP1: Skinner - Eichel - Reinhart / Thompson - Ristolainen

PP2: Rodrigues (Pominville) - Mittelstadt - Okposo / Dahlin - Sheary


The Sabres and Flyers will drop the puck shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday with pre-game coverage on WGR beginning at 12 p.m. with Brian Koziol.

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