LOS ANGELES -- Rochester Amerks forward and Williamsville native Justin Bailey and Syracuse Crunch forward/former Sabre Cory Conacher, the ex-Canisius College star, were named as roster additions to the AHL All-Star Game on Sunday.
The game is Monday night in Allentown, Pa., and will be played as a 3-on-3 tournament, similar to what the NHL is doing Sunday in Staples Center.
Bailey will be joining Rochester teammates Linus Ullmark and Cole Schneider, the St. Joe's product in the game. All three have seen time with the Sabres this season, although Ullmark has yet to play in an NHL game.
The honorary captains for the game are former Sabres captain Daniel Briere and current Buffalo assistant coach Terry Murray, a long time former head man in both the AHL and the NHL.
Bailey has 18 goals and 10 assists in 38 games for the Amerks this season, recently completing a streak of goals in seven straight games. He has one goal for the Sabres in nine games, with the tally Jan. 2 in Madison Square Garden representing his first NHL goal in 17 games over two years.
Conacher has seven goals and 32 points in 34 games for Syracuse. He has one goal and one assist in seven games for Tampa Bay. He spent last season in Switzerland.