Sabres send eight to Amerks with playoffs around the corner


The Amerks just got a big boost ahead of what they hope will be a long playoff run.

Excuse me, eight big boosts.

All of these players are impact players for the Amerks, who had been playing with Buffalo for differing periods of time. Their collective return to Rochester will provide a big boost to an Amerks team that has been playing fairly well of late, most recently in a 6-5 overtime win over Toronto in a possible first round playoff preview.

The challenge for Amerks coach Chris Taylor will be figuring out how many of these players fit in for the stretch run. But given their talent, it's a good problem to have.

Rochester closes out the regular season with three games this week, the next coming Wednesday night against Syracuse. The Calder Cup playoffs begin the following week. Rochester will play either Syracuse or Toronto in the first round.

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