The Sabres sustained their first casualty in development camp Monday morning as defense prospect Devante Stephens left the HarborCenter ice with an apparent left shoulder injury.
Stephens, a fifth-round pick in 2015 who signed his entry-level contract in April, fell awkwardly into the end boards after a hit by Hudson Fasching while players were engaged in a cross-rink, 3-on-3 drill.
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Stephens got up, hunched over and immediately went to the dressing room. Rochester coach Chris Taylor said following the afternoon session that Stephens was "OK" but did not indicate if he would be able to play in Tuesday's 3-on-3 tournament.
"You never want to see that," Fasching said. "Just went into the corner hard and the feet got tangled up a little bit. I was talking to him a little after. He kind of twisted and fell into the boards weird. You never want to see that, especially one of your own teammates."