Brayden McNabb’s stay in Rochester was short but eventful. He’s back in Buffalo this morning.
The Sabres sent the defenseman to the minors earlier this week so he could play for the Amerks on Wednesday. It went extremely well with McNabb scoring once and adding two assists with a plus-2 rating, more than enough to be named the First Star of Rochester’s 6-1 win over Utica.
He’s expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Sabres host the New York Rangers in First Niagara Center.
Sabres center Mikhail Grigorenko, meanwhile, will play for Russia in the world junior championships. The story was reported Wednesday, and the Sabres made the official announcement this morning.