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Sabres send Nylander to Sweden's world junior team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alexander Nylander will get a chance to show his peers what he can do.

The Sabres announced Tuesday they have assigned the 18-year-old from Rochester to Team Sweden so he can participate in the world junior championships. The event starts Monday and will run through Jan. 5 in Toronto and Montreal.

The Sabres drafted Nylander with the No. 8 pick in June. He has five goals and 17 points in 29 games with the Amerks.

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