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Sabres make some roster assignments, Rochester signs Paetsch

The Buffalo Sabres made some roster moves in advance of this week's training camp.

After playing in the Prospects Tournament, the Sabres assigned Arvin Atwal, Colin Blackwell, Justin Danforth, Anthony Florentino, Alex Kile and Daniel Muzito-Bagenda to the Rochester Americans' training camp.

The team has released Jake McGrath, Carl Neill and Clint Windsor from their tryouts.

Buffalo opens training camp with team physicals on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, the Amerks announced they have signed defenseman Nathan Paetsch to a one-year AHL deal.

Paetsch returns to the Amerks after spending the last five seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins. During his time in Grand Rapids, Paetsch helped the Griffins to five straight playoff appearances and two Calder Cup championships while also serving as team captain during the 2016-17 campaign.

The 34-year-old Paetsch has appeared in 215 career games over parts of four seasons for Rochester, recording 86 points on 21 goals and 65 assists. Paetsch also played 157 games for the Sabres from 2005-2010. His best season in Buffalo was 2006-07 with two goals and 22 assists in 63 games.

"We’re excited to welcome Nathan back to the organization as he brings a wealth of playing experience at the American Hockey League level," Rochester GM Randy Sexton said in a press release. "Nathan is also a man of great character who is the consummate pro and we’re very confident he will play a leading role in creating a successful, winning culture for our young prospects here in Rochester."

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