News | 9/14/2012 6:15:48 PM | BUFFALO SABRES

Newly signed goaltender Makarov among 26 players loaned

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has loaned the following 20 players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):

Forwards Luke Adam, Riley Boychuk, Brian Flynn, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Cody Hodgson, Jacob Lagace, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski, Corey Tropp, Phil Varone; defensemen Alex Biega, Nick Crawford, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Matt MacKenzie, Brayden McNabb, Mark Pysyk; goaltenders Connor Knapp and Nathan Lieuwen.

Additionally, forward Kevin Porter and defenseman Nick Tarnasky have each been loaned to Rochester pending waivers. (UPDATE: Porter and Tarnasky cleared waivers on Saturday and were loaned to Rochester).

Forward Joel Armia has been loaned to Assat (SM-liiga) and forwards Daniel Catenacci (Owen Sound-OHL) and Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec-QMJHL) have been loaned to their respective junior clubs.

Regier also announced that the team has signed goaltender Andrey Makarov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Makarov (6’1”, 178 lbs., 4/20/93) spent the 2011-12 season with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. In 54 regular season games with the Blades, Makarov compiled a record of 29-21-1-1, a .913 save percentage and two shutouts, earning Blades team MVP honors. Makarov has been loaned to Saskatoon.

NOTE: As per the American Hockey League (@TheAHL), "In the event of a lockout, AHL clubs may sign NHL-contracted players who finished 2011-12 (season) in AHL or who were on 2012 Clear Day list."

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