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Andrew Oglevie set to return for Amerks, Alex Nylander remains sidelined

Rochester Americans winger Andrew Oglevie will return for Friday’s home game against Syracuse, the rookie’s first game since Nov. 30, according to coach Chris Taylor.

Oglevie, 23, has missed the last 29 contests after suffering two concussions over the first two months of his pro career.

Meanwhile, Taylor said defenseman Casey Nelson will play again Friday, his fourth appearance during an American Hockey League conditioning assignment.

Nelson, 26, hasn’t played with the Sabres since suffering an upper-body injury Dec. 4.

In other injury news, winger Alexander Nylander, out since suffering a lower-body injury in practice Feb. 5, skated with his teammates as a spare Thursday but wasn’t on the ice Friday morning, according to letsgoamerks.com. Nylander, 20, has missed the last four games.

Taylor also said defenseman Zach Redmond, out since suffering a lower-body injury Jan. 23, will start skating with his teammates again this weekend. Redmond, 30, has missed the last eight games. The AHL MVP candidate scored 19 goals and 39 points in the first 41 outings.

In other injury news, center Kyle Criscuolo will miss his third straight game Friday. Taylor said Criscuolo, 26, has been skating on his own and should rejoin practice next week.

The Amerks play Saturday in Syracuse before closing out a three-in-three set Sunday afternoon at home against the Binghamton Devils.

[Related: Amerks' Andrew Oglevie eager to get back on the ice]

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