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Sabres hope Bailey rediscovers urgency in latest trip to Rochester

PITTSBURGH – The Sabres are once again hoping Justin Bailey finds consistency in his return to Rochester.

With Bailey healed after missing five games with a lower-body injury, Buffalo has sent the right winger back to the Amerks.

"He's been off for a while, get his timing back, get some confidence back," Sabres coach Phil Housley said Tuesday.

In the continuation of a trend, Bailey played well after arriving in Buffalo. He had two goals, three points and eight shots in his opening four games.

In the next three, he had no points and two shots.

"I thought he started out really well the first couple games," Housley said. "I thought his played dipped a little from that, that urgency he had on the forecheck, using his speed and even in providing a physical element.

"He's going to go down, work on that, get his timing back."

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