Sabres forward Jason Akeson, who caught Ottawa’s Colin Greening with his head down during their preseason game Wednesday, will have a hearing with NHL Player Safety regarding the hit.
Akeson had the Senators seeing red after he dropped the puck-carrying Greening midway through the third period. Akeson lunged into Greening’s upper body, and the woozy Ottawa forward needed to be helped to the dressing room. Sens center Travis Ewanyk instigated a fight with Akeson.
Buffalo signed Akeson to a one-year deal this summer. The 25-year-old spent his first four seasons in the Flyers’ organization, playing 15 games with Philadelphia. The Ontario Hockey League named Akeson its Most Sportsmanlike Player in 2011.
In other news:
*Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will not play in the team’s two preseason games this weekend because of a lower-body injury. Patrick Kaleta also has a lower-body injury, but coach Dan Bylsma hopes Kaleta will be able to play.
*The Sabres have trimmed their roster by six players. Forward Colin Jacobs has been loaned to the Rochester Americans and forward Eric Cornel has been returned to his junior team. Defensemen Josh Chapman and Spiro Goulakos, and goaltenders Keegan Asmundson and C.J. Motte have been released from their tryouts. The Sabres have 50 players (30 forwards, 15 defensemen and five goaltenders) on their training camp roster.