East Aurora native Austin Osmanski was one of four players returned to their junior teams, the Sabres announced Wednesday afternoon. Osmanski, a 6-foot-4 defenseman, will be returning for his third season with the Mississaugua Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League.
Also returned to junior were forwards Vasily Glotov (Shawinigan-Quebec League) and Brandon Hagel (Red Deer-Western League) and defenseman Vojtech Budik (Prince Albert-Western League).
The Sabres have 47 players remaining in camp (26 forwards, 15 defensemen and six goalies). They should make major moves with the roster in the next few days as teams' junior seasons begin this weekend and the Rochester Amerks' training camp opens Monday in Blue Cross Arena.
The Amerks will play exhibition games with the Toronto Marlies on Sept. 29 at RIT and Sept. 30 in HarborCenter. Tickets for that 7 p.m. game are $10 and available at Tickets.com or the KeyBank Center box office.