NEW YORK – The Sabres are looking for a fourth-line center. They got back one they lost, but Derek Grant is on his way to Rochester.
A month after losing Grant to Nashville on waivers, the Sabres reclaimed the center Monday. The Predators waived Grant on Sunday, and Buffalo had the first option at getting him. The Sabres snatched him up and sent him to the Amerks.
Nicolas Deslauriers has been the Sabres’ fourth-line center for the past two games. Those are also the first two times he’s played center in his career.
Grant has no goals and four assists in 41 NHL games this season, including three assists in 35 games with Buffalo. He played in six games for Nashville but has been a healthy scratch since Jan. 22.